Northern group knocks DSS over detention of Sarkin Hausawan Lagos

The Concerned Northern Forum has decried the continued detention of Sarkin Hausawan, Lagos, Alhaji Aminu Yaro, over his alleged connection to former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Godwin Emefiele, by the Department of State Services, DSS.

The forum described the detention as a violation of human rights and disrespect for the rule of law.

In a statement signed by the Chairman of the forum, Mohammed Danlami, on Sunday, the group said, “We don’t see any legal reason for the DSS to continue to hold such a respected figure in detention, a community leader and renowned businessman along with his wife. This is barbaric; we detest and stand against it; it is not done anywhere in the world, it is not democratic, only under military dictatorship will such a thing happen.”

He said an accused person is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a competent court of law, lamenting that the DSS was yet to arraign him.

Danlami said the group could not ignore the perceived injustice being meted out to Yaro and his wife, urging President Bola Tinubu to call the DSS to order.

It also called on Nigerians to come out en masse for a peaceful protest against the leadership of the DSS over disrespect for the rule of law and acting without professionalism.

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