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DSS defeated in court, ordered to pay N250,000 damages to CAN chairman

DSS defeated in court, ordered to pay N250,000 damages to CAN chairman

- The DSS has been made to tender an unreserved apology to the son of the South-South chairman of CAN

- He was also awarded N250,000 damages against the DSS director-general and the Delta state director of the organisation

- His arrest was deemed unlawful by the court in the Apostle Suleman case

A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta state, has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to apologize to Mr Tareri Avwomakpa for unlawfully arresting him.

Mr Avwomakpa is the son of the South-South chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), who was illegally arrested by DSS operatives in February 2017.

Justice T.B. Adegoke who gave the ruling on Tuesday, May 9, ruled against the Director-General of the DSS and the Delta state director.

Mr Tareri Avwomakpa made a Facebook post about the issue

Mr Tareri Avwomakpa made a Facebook post about the issue

He was arrested and detained over a message in which he called for support for the General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman.

The message which he reportedly sent over social media platform, Whatsapp, called on Christians in the country to support and accompany Suleman to honour the invitation by the DSS at its head office in Abuja.

READ ALSO: Apostle Suleman flies private jet to South Africa

The man who is a son of Archbishop God-do-well Avwomakpa's arrest was ruled as unlawful and unconstitutional and he was awarded N250,000 damages against the DSS director-general and the Delta state director of the organisation.

Also, the court ordered the DSS authorities to write a formal letter of apology to him for a breach of his constitutional human rights.

READ ALSO: Apostle Suleman flies private jet to South Africa

According to Punch, Tareri also confirmed the ruling when contacted on Thursday, May 11 and dedicated the judgment to Nigerians who had been killed and were currently suffering oppression for being Christians across the country.

Meanwhile, Apostle Suleman, seems not to be bothered anymore about the scandal surrounding him.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that the man of God was recently spotted in a private jet on his way to South Africa for this year's edition of 'Help from Above'. Apostle Suleman will be in Johannesburg from May 2 to May 4.

CAN has consistently supported Apostle Suleman even despite the scandals. Watch a NAIJ.com video on the Suleman travails:

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