- DSS Allegedly Detained A Man For Buying Sim Card Previously Used by President Buhari’s Daughter
The Department of State Service (DSS) allegedly arrested and detained Mr Anthony Okolie for purchasing a sim card that was previously used by Hannan, a daughter of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari.
Okolie told The Guardian on Monday that he bought the MTN mobile phone sim card in 2018, two years before his arrest.
He was arrested on Monday, July 22 at Nnedisi Road, Asaba, Delta State.
Okolie was taken to Abuja by the DSS operatives and was kept in custody until his release in December 2019.
Narrating Okolie’s ordeal, his lawyer Tope Akinyode said Okolie was detained for over 15 weeks by operatives of the Nigerian secret police.
Akinyode posited that “the sim card became redundant and was recycled to the market for sale (after Hanan stopped using it).”
“Okolie lawfully bought the sim card after years of redundancy unknown to him who the previous owner was,” Akinyode claimed.
Akinyode said Okolie’s detention was unlawful because he has the receipt for the purchase of the sim card and all other documents pertaining to the sim card.