How Officers Of DSS Stormed My House, Arrested And Detained Me Over WhatsApp Posts – PDP Women Leader, Aishatu

Ibrahim stated she was bowled over when over 20 safety operatives stormed her home at Zone 7, Abuja with none technique of identification.

A former girls chief of the Peoples Democratic Party for the North West Zone, Aishatu Madina Ibrahim, has stated she was arrested on Wednesday by officers of the Department of State Services from her residence in Abuja and held of their custody for about 10 hours, in line with SaharaReporters.

Ibrahim, in an interview with SaharaReporters, stated she was bowled over when over 20 safety operatives stormed her home at Zone 7, Abuja with none technique of identification.

She stated the operatives had been masked up and closely armed.

She stated she tried to cease them from having access to her house however considered one of them shoved her apart and went in.

According to her, the officers stated they had been arresting her resulting from a social media put up the place she allegedly made derogatory remarks about President Muhammadu Buhari; National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu and the First Lady, Aisha Buhari.

The posts had been significantly linked to the APC presidential main elections held in Abuja wherein Tinubu emerged because the winner. 

Ibrahim stated she couldn’t bear in mind making a number of the posts however insisted she was not going to be handcuffed significantly because it was not a felony offence.

According to her, it was whereas there have been in transit that she noticed the apparel of the officers and queried in the event that they had been taking her to the DSS workplace in Abuja however considered one of them claimed they had been going to the workplace of the National Security Adviser, whereas one other officer stated it was the DSS workplace.

She stated the officers even knowledgeable her that they had been conscious she had not dedicated against the law however her arrest had a political undertone.

Ibrahim stated she was taken from her home by 11 am on Wednesday and allowed to return to her home by 9 pm. She stated her telephones had been seized and when she requested to contact her lawyer and household, the officers didn’t grant the request.

She stated, “They stated I posted one thing, making feedback about Tinubu and Buhari with the caption ‘Frying pan to fire’, that I posted on WhatsApp, Facebook and TikTok.

“Some of the posts, I can’t even bear in mind them, I don’t suppose I posted on TikTok and Facebook however in all probability WhatsApp. I’m a politician, a PDP member, and the quick previous North-West PDP girls chief. Even the one they stated I posted on my WhatsApp standing, I can’t bear in mind posting some as a result of I do put up a whole lot of issues.

“During the APC Primaries, there was a time they known as on Aisha Buhari to come back on stage and he or she refused. They stated I posted that ‘Aisha no wan climb stage with some people o’. I can’t bear in mind posting this.

“The image of Buhari and Tinubu, I might need posted it however the Aisha Buhari personal, I can’t bear in mind. I belong to over 50 WhatsApp teams and there are many issues which can be shared there that we reshare. In a few of these teams, there are folks that aren’t members of your {party}.

“On Wednesday, over 20 DSS officers stormed my property at Zone 7 Abuja. Everybody within the property got here out to ask what occurred, and why I used to be being taken away. It was after I returned that my neighbours informed me that the officers they noticed had been greater than 30. They got here of their automobiles.

“The officers weren’t with an arrest warrant neither had been they in uniform so there was no means I may establish them. In reality, after they arrived, they jammed the community of the realm.

“They wore masks and black apparel they usually had been absolutely armed. When they first arrived they usually stated they wished to look my house, I refused as a result of I didn’t know who they had been. One of them pushed me apart and went inside the home.

“Then they requested me to go together with them to their workplace, they wished to handcuff me and I refused. I informed them no, I’m not a felony.

“While we had been going, I noticed that part of their apparel regarded like DSS uniform and I requested them in the event that they had been from there, considered one of them stated no, that they had been taking me to National Security Adviser’s workplace. The different individual stated we had been going to the DSS workplace.

“When I received there, they interrogated me at three totally different factors. They wished to see if there could be discrepancies in my statements. They stated I made derogatory remarks in regards to the First Family. And about Tinubu in the course of the APC Primaries.

“I used to be not assaulted there however I used to be not allowed entry to my telephone. I informed them I wished to {call} my lawyer and my household so they might know my whereabouts, however they didn’t permit me to do that.

“After hours of interrogation, they warned me by no means to put up something that’s towards the First Family and Tinubu and I used to be requested to write down a press release. I wrote there that I might not put up something I can not show earlier than the legislation and that as a member of the key opposition {party}, it’s my obligation to level out the issues of the opposition and search how the nation can get higher.

“Also, I said I never insulted Aisha Buhari and I have no reason to do that because she is someone I respect a lot. She even speaks up against the wrongdoings in the APC.”

Nigeria’s secret police, DSS are within the behavior of harassing folks for criticising public workplace holders.

For occasion, in February 2022, the Executive Director of the International Press Institute and former President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Mr Lanre Arogundade, was arrested and detained by the DSS allegedly over his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorities. 

The activist had simply returned to Nigeria from Banjul, The Gambia the place he had attended a coaching programme on ‘Conflict Reporting for Journalists’.

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