Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan Denies Ordering DSS To Arrest Anthony Okolie Over MTN SIM Card
Hanan Buhari, the youngest daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has denied ordering the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest a businessman based in Delta State, Anthony Okolie.
KanyiDaily recalls that Anthony Okolie was arrested and unlawfully detained for 10 weeks for using an MTN SIM card that was previously used and abandoned by Hanan Buhari.
Okolie had subsequently dragged Hanan, MTN and DSS before a Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State, over the violation of his fundamental human rights.
During the hearing before Justice Dimgba on February 12, 2020, Hanan did not oppose Okolie’s claims contained in an affidavit.
However, according to Sahara Reporter, Hanan’s lawyer has now filed a counter-affidavit in response to Okolie’s claims.
Though Hanan admitted that the MTN SIM card, which caused the dispute, was once used by her, she said she did not order the DSS to unlawfully arrest and detain Okolie for 10 weeks.
Reacting to the latest development, Okolie said it was not true that Hanan did not order his arrest. He said:
“I was told by the DSS that it was Hanan Buhari that told them to arrest me.
“My file was named “first family” and they called her three different times to come to substantiate the allegations against me but she did not show up.”
Okolie, through his lawyer, Tope Akinyode, in the suit filed before the Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State, is demanding N500 million from DSS, Hanan, as well as MTN.