The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that criminals posing as commercial vehicle operators better known as “one chance’’ stole the case file for twelve aides of Sunday Igboho who are facing prosecution.
Counsel to the DSS, Mr Idowu Awo made this known saying the file, which contained the court processes served on the DSS by the aides, was stolen from a member of the service legal team.
Awo said the “one-chance’’ thieves snatched the case-file from his colleague, who unknowingly boarded their vehicle.
The 12 associates of Igboho instituted the rights enforcement suit against the DSS for parading them in the media as common criminals.
In the suit, the aides are seeking a declaration of court that their detention beyond 48 hours and their media parade without a court conviction constituted a breach of their fundamental rights.
They are also seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the DSS from interfering with their personal liberty and freedom of expression.
The associates also prayed the court to order the DSS to pay them N100 million for aggravated and exemplary damages, for what they described as a serial breach of their constitutional rights.