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Nigerian suspected to be ISIS member detained for 60 days

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A Nigerian accused of being a member of the Islamic State, ISIS, in Iraq and Syria, Emmanuel Osase, has been detained for 60 days, by the order of a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order on Wednesday, following a motion ex-parte filed by the Department of State Services, DSS, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/409/2024.

The applicant’s counsel, A. A Ugee, told the court that the matter was brought pursuant to Section 66(1) of the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act 2022.

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Ugee prayed the court for an order enabling the applicant to detain the respondent for 60 days pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Justice Ekwo, in his judgment, granted the prayer of the service.

He said, “Upon studying the averments in the affidavit, I hereby grant the relief as prayed.”

Justice Ekwo subsequently adjourned the matter till June 3, 2024.


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