Court orders DSS to open APC data centre

By The Citizen

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday ordered the Department of State Security Service DSS to immediately unseal the office and data warehouse of the All Progressive Congress, APC.

Justice Mohammed Nasir Yenusa of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday gave two orders in respect of the case of enforcement of fundamental human rights filed by APC counsel, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Justice Yenusa gave an immediate order against the respondent restraining the DSS from further sealing off the office or taking further steps in connection with the property.

A statement by the party reads: 'with regard to the five data entry staff being held in custody by the DSS, the Court ordered the respondents to produce them in court on Friday to explain to the court why they are still being held in custody.

'The court, however, did not give any order regarding the release of the seized equipment, server and computer from the APC data center in Ikeja.'

A combined team of men of the DSS and OP-MESA on Saturday stormed the Bola Ajibola data centre belonging to the APC in the Ikeja area of Lagos and arrested 25 APC data agents and 3 security guards.