The convener of Revolution Now protests, Omoyele Sowore has alleged that operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) detained a man for 10 weeks for unknowingly buying an abandoned MTN SIM.
Sowore said the SIM card was previously used by Hanan who is said to be the daughter of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The former presidential candidate, who was released from DSS custody on Christmas Eve following his re-arrest for calling for a revolution and organising the #RevolutionNow protests, took to his Twitter page on Sunday night to reveal this.
“A Nigerian, Anthony Okolia, was detained for 10 weeks by the DSS for using an MTN phone line previously used and abandoned by President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan!”
Corroborating Sowore’s claim, a Twitter user @lventuresltd said the victim is his friend and he was arrested in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
“Anthony Chude Okolie… Not Okolia. He is my friend and my primary school class mate. He bought the NEW sim card from a shop o. It was a big shock when the DSS came to Asaba to arrest him at his friend’s home. He was detained for several months by the DSS.”
See Sowore’s tweet:
A Nigerian, Anthony Okolia, was detained for 10 weeks by the DSS for using an MTN phone line previously used and abandoned by President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan!
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) January 5, 2020