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Update: Pastor arrested in Ondo State over missing child sues DSS, demands N100m compensation

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Pastor Alfa Babatunde who is the founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre situated in Akure, Ondo state has charged the Department of State Services to court over his arrest and continued detention by the DSS.

This was done barely 24 hours after angry youths set ablaze his church over claims that the corpse of a one-year-old boy identified as Eniola Kolawole who went missing on November 10 during a church service was found buried in the altar of the church.

In a suit filed by the counsel to the founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Akinyemi Omoware before a Federal High Court sitting in Akure, the counsel stated that the continuous detention of his client by the DSS without being charged to court was an abuse and violation of his fundamental human rights.

He noted that he had been arrested for over eight days and had remained in leg chains in DSS custody without food. Joined in the suit filed are the Director-General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi, Emmanuel Anaobi, Isaac Babalola and Remi Oluwalogbon.

The applicant prayed the court to restrain the five respondents and their agents, servants, subordinates or any person(s) taking instructions from them from engaging in any further act of arrest, detention and violation of his right to liberty and or dignity of human person.

Pastor Babatunde is also asking for N100m for the violation of his fundamental human rights. No date has been fixed for hearing of the suit.

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