DSS operatives arrest John Abiri.

DSS operatives arrest John Abiri.

12 Sep 2017, by Database Manager in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

DSS operatives arrest John Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source, a local tabloid in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. He was arrested over alleged links to the activities of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, and under issues of national security, as the arrest was sanctioned by the national office in Abuja

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceBayelsa
Date of Occurrence21 Jul 2017
Security Agents InvolvedOperatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa
Legal FoundationsSection 35 and 39 affirms the right to liberty and freedom of expression
Rights ImplicatedJohn Abiri's freedom of liberty and expression as entrenched in the 1999 constitution was infringed by operatives of the Department of the State Services
Region of Occurrence South South Nigeria
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