DSS arrests Saraki’s aide
The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested and detained the Senior Special Assistant to the Senate President on Youth and Student Matters, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere.
The development was confirmed in a statement issued by his brother, Obinna Ikeagwuonu in Abuja.
Ikeagwuonu who raised alarm over his brother’s detention by the DSS on Monday morning, said his brother who is also a legal practitioner, had informed his family of an invitation extended by the Assistant Director of Internal Security.
According to him, Ikenga has not been seen or heard from ever since he entered into the premises which houses the headquarters of the DSS.
He added that every attempt by his family, lawyers and personal physician to have access to him have been resisted by the security outfit.
The statement reads in part: “Information at our disposal has it that Ikenga informed his family of his invitation to the office of the DSS, yesterday by 10:00hrs on the call of the Assistant Director Internal Security.
“He has not been seen nor heard from since the time he entered the premises of the DSS. Every attempt by his family, lawyers and personal physician to have access to him have been resisted by the security outfit.
“Ikenga is the President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria and also Senior Special Assistant to the Senate President on Youth and Students Matters and the family has been withstanding immense pressure while assuring and reassuring Nigerian youths who are calling from all over the country enquiring about the welfare of their President”.
Ikeagwuonu further disclosed that unofficial information reaching his family confirmed that Barrister Ikenga was interrogated on two issues; a petition authored by the Minister of Youths and Sports Development Solomon Dalung who was indefinitely suspended from the Board of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, a body over which Ikenga is President.
In the Petition, Dalung maintained that Ikenga had called on President Muhammadu Buhari to summarily sack him as Minister.
Describing Ikenga’s arrest as illegal, Ikeagwuonu added that the security agency must be held responsible for whatever happens to his brother.
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