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How Dunamis Church Pastor Brutalised Us, Tied Our Clothes Like Robbers – #BuhariMustGo Protesters

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Two of the 5 #BuhariMustGo campaigners arrested on the Dunamis Worldwide Gospel Centre, Abuja throughout the church’s Sunday service on July 4 have given additional accounts of torture and humiliation to which they had been subjected within the custody of the Division of State Providers.

Manasseh Paul and Chinonso Ahmadu stated they had been made to sleep in a cell with a pit bathroom and handled extra like animals than people that they had been.



SaharaReporters had in a collection of studies said how the church’s safety guards arrested the youths and handed them over to the DSS.

It had been reported additional that the activists had been subjected to degrading remedies by the service and never allowed entry to their attorneys and households

In a video shared by Punch, Chinonso Ahmadu began, “I and my associates went to Dunamis church for thanksgiving and inscribed on our shirt was our prayer request and we later went for the altar name they usually entertained us as first-timers.

“We had been going house when the church safety operatives attacked us and brutalised us. They beat my blind good friend who went to church with us; they dragged him on the ground.

“After that, they took us to their safety publish the place we had been tortured, our telephones had been taken away from us, they compelled us to provide them our passwords they usually checked our telephones. A pastor within the church got here and began hitting us. I attempted to dam his punches; he threatened to double the torture.

“There was a lady there with tribal marks, she was the one begging the pastor on our behalf. They requested us a number of questions which we answered. We requested them what our offence was, none of them answered.

”They referred to as the DSS and tied our garments collectively as if we stole from the church. We had been confused due to the best way we had been arrested, we do not even perceive it. By night, the DSS took us to the New Echo cell.

“I by no means regretted taking any motion, I’m nonetheless going to take extra motion. As I converse to you, everybody within the DSS facility is now regarding the BuhariMustGo marketing campaign. I went for a medical check-up after I used to be launched. I had a damaged tooth and a damaged jaw. I had a number of accidents. I had bruises on my again because of the torture I acquired whereas in custody.”

Additionally, Manasseh Paul stated, “I used to be arrested in Dunamis church; we had been first dehumanised by the church safety officers earlier than they handed us over to the DSS. On attending to the DSS facility, that was once I found that a number of Nigerians had been jailed, struggling for what they know nothing about.

“We had been stripped bare; they take away our trousers, left with boxers and a shirt. They took us to a basement; we had been made to lie on the ground, the place was stuffy and smelling. From there, they transferred us to the New Echo cell. There have been a number of mosquitoes there. We slept on the ground all via.

“There was a pit bathroom within the cell the place we had been saved in. We slept there on the opposite aspect of the cell. The scent that comes out of there’s very irritating. The following day, we had been taken to their administrative block the place we had been tortured.

“We had been being compelled to say who gave us the shirt however I informed them that I printed the shirt on my own. We refused to signal any doc and refused to put in writing an announcement till we noticed our lawyer. For seven days, we did not eat, we weren’t taken care of; there was no blanket to cowl ourselves with.

“After these seven days, we had been nonetheless tortured, we had been requested who despatched us and we informed them we did this out of our conviction as Nigerians. After the ill-treatment, we had been taken away from that cell to a different cell simply because we had been speaking with our senior comrade, Nnamdi Kanu.

”On the nineteenth day, they took us to a Justice of the Peace court docket, the court docket was abandoned. That day, the decide was indignant with the prosecuting counsel and informed them to grant us entry to our lawyer.”

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