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    DSS Arrests Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, PDP Reacts

    The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, (PDP Abia) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed fears over the safety of the senator as well as demanded for his immediate release, Daily Trust reports.

    The PDP in a statement released yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the lawmaker's arrest as a gestapo-style of arrest, saying it was politically motivated.

    "The PDP charges the DSS to immediately declare Senator Abaribe’s whereabouts, as well as the charge against him. Moreover, the laws of our nation are clear on the process of arrest and prosecution of any citizen and not recourse to clampdown and intimidation.

    "The clampdown on Senator Abaribe is feared to be in furtherance of the moves to intimidate and emasculate members of the National Assembly who are known for their outspokenness against the constitutional violations and misrule of the APC administration.

    "The PDP notes that the federal government has given no reasons for the arrest and detention of Senator Abaribe, who has been kept incommunicado without access to his lawyers and associates.

    "The party also notes the apprehension of Nigerians following numerous alleged plots by the federal government to frame up other lawmakers, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, as well as Senators Dino Melaye and Shehu Sani.

    "Nigerians can now see that our dear nation is fast descending into a fascist state where constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech no longer obtains and citizens are marked, arrested and detained on the whims and caprices of those in power," he said in the statement made available by Daily Trust.
    Last edited by Nenye; 06-23-2018, 12:27 PM.
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