Thursday, 13 June 2013

SSS Produces 3 Arms Dealers In Court

Three Lebanese men allegedly involved in the importation of arms into the country were today brought before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of Federal  High Court in Abuja.

Then suspects, Mustapha Fawaz,  owner of Amigo Supermarket, Abdallah Tahini and Tala Roda,  who have been in the custody of the State Security Service , were brought to court following an order to that effect by the presiding judge.

They had  last week, sued the State Security Service, the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General challenging their arrest and continued detention.

They also faulted the closure of their business premises by security agents, and demanded a public apology from the SSS, I-G and AGF, to be published in three national dailies.

Counsel to the SSS, Cliff Osagie, informed the court that following the court order, the SSS had produced the suspects in court but has also filed a counter affidavit and served the papers on the defendant's Counsel, Robert Clarke (SAN)

Presiding Judge, Justice Adeniyi ordered that both parties tidy all court processes before Monday, June 17.

He  also ordered the SSS, in which custody the suspects have been, to allow them have access to their lawyers at all times.

The case has been adjourned  to June 21, 

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