Senator Abaribe

Abia-South Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe, is considering legal action against the Department of State Services (DSS) over his arrest and detention, the lawmaker’s lawyer has said.

The outspoken senator was reportedly arrested on Friday morning at his barber’s shop in the Apo area of Abuja.

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“The senator is still in detention. I was there [Sunday] morning by 9am and I visited again this evening. We are contemplating legal action for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights, but that will depend on the outcome of the next meeting with him, and the decision of his family members,” Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume told Daily Sun.

The lawyer alleged that Abaribe’s arrest was connected with allegations that he was supporting, aiding and sponsoring the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

He said, “Of all the 27 items seized and taken away, none could be all they wanted to see in terms of arms and ammunition or stored bags of Ghana Must Go for sponsoring the said IPOB.

“But, unfortunately, two of the 27 items include two handsets of two US citizens found in the home. One of the laptops taken include that of an educationist containing examination questions slated to be set for students on June 25, 2018. All pleas for the questions to be copied were refused.”