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Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by oshozondii: 12:36pm On Jan 08, 2020
In this interview with ENIOLA AKINKUOTU, businessman, Anthony Okolie, speaks on his 10-week ordeal in the custody of the Department of State Services after purchasing a Sim card that was once used by Hanan, the daughter of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)

There are online reports about your ordeal in the custody of the Department of State Services. Can you narrate in detail what happened?

In December 2018, I bought a SIM card, I registered and started using it. I did not buy it from a third party. I bought the SIM pack from the roadside and I was issued a receipt. I registered the SIM and my biometric data was captured.

So why were you arrested?

I am based in Asaba, Delta State. I had a business meeting with somebody and we were supposed to go to Onitsha, Anambra State, together. On getting to the man’s house, I saw some armed men taking him away.

While he was being taken away, the DSS operatives asked him to reveal the identity of the person who called him last. The man told them that I was the person who called him last. Then they arrested me and took me away in their car.

What happened next?

While in the vehicle, I asked them to tell me what offence I had committed, but they did not say anything. They asked me to keep quiet. Then they took me to their office in Asaba. After a while, they said my arrest was ordered by the Presidency and I had to be taken to Abuja for questioning. The next day, they took me to Abuja by road.

What questions did they ask you?

They asked how I got the phone line and I told them the whole truth. It was at that point that they told me that the phone line belonged to Buhari’s daughter, Hanan. They said they would have to verify the information I gave them and that Hanan must corroborate my claim. They said she was the one who reported that her phone line had been hijacked. So, they asked her to come and clarify her allegation.

Did you meet Hanan?

No, I did not. She was contacted many times, but her response was that she was busy with her studies in the United Kingdom. They kept calling her for several weeks, while I remained in their custody. It was when she refused to show up after 10 weeks that the DSS said they had no choice but to release me. I remained there for 10 weeks because she did not clear me.

Were you aware that the line was pre-owned?

I noticed it when I bought the line. I used to receive a lot of phone calls from people who spoke in Hausa language and I kept telling them they were calling a wrong number. On some occasions, I received strange messages in Hausa on WhatsApp. I received family messages, too, but I never used such to impersonate anyone.

Are you saying you never used the telephone line to commit any crime?


No, I didn’t. I am not employed at the moment, but I do little business here and there to make ends meet. I supply building materials when I get the opportunity to do so. I was about to start a fish farm when I was arrested.

Were you allowed access to your relatives and lawyer?

I am not married. My relatives knew about my ordeal. Even they travelled to Abuja to see me, but the DSS did not allow them. Even the lawyers that came were not allowed to see me during the time I was in detention.

Were you tortured?

I wasn’t physically tortured. I was treated with decency and well-fed. However, I went through psychological and emotional trauma. I had never been detained before and the fact that I was being held against my will for not committing any crime affected me.

Did the DSS operatives interrogate you every day during the period you were in their custody?

No, I wasn’t interrogated every day. At some point, they forgot that I was in custody. One day, I asked to see one of their bosses and complained bitterly that I was kept in custody for no just cause. I complained to them that I could not remain in custody perpetually without being charged. It was at that point that they told me to contact a lawyer to take my bail.

Did they fly you to Asaba where you were arrested? Or were you released in Abuja and asked to pay for your transportation?

I was released in Abuja. They didn’t assist me with any form of transportation.

Did the DSS seize the SIM card from you?

No. I am still using it. They initially took it away from me when I was in their custody and then returned it when I was released.

Did they apologise to you after you were released?

No, they didn’t. They just said I should take it in my stride. They made me to sign some documents before leaving their custody. One of the documents stated that I must not take any legal action against them. At that point, I was willing to sign anything because I was desperate to go home.

How much has this ordeal cost you and your family?


I do not know the exact sum right now, but being in detention for 10 weeks cost my family and I a lot of money. My brother and parents had to travel by air from Asaba to Abuja about four times over this matter and they were not allowed to see me. We had to hire lawyers as well and things like this don’t come cheap. They lodged in hotels on several occasions. Also, the fish farm I was setting up had to be put on hold.

Inside the DSS cell, did you meet other people that were unjustly detained?

I heard of many similar stories. I also met Wale Bakare, who was arrested for taking part in the ‘Revolution Now’ protest. I did not witness any form of physical torture, though.

Will you be taking legal action against the DSS?

Yes, I will do that. I am going to hold a family meeting on the matter soon. I shall also meet with my lawyers on the next line of action. Since my ordeal went viral on the Internet, I have not felt safe at all because these people can track me at any time.

https://punchng.com/i-was-detained-for-10-weeks-because-buharis-daughter-didnt-clear-me-okolie/

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by allthingsgood: 12:44pm On Jan 08, 2020
Nice movie script grin

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by slimfit1(m): 12:46pm On Jan 08, 2020
A whole General have turned our security agencies into jokers. He hasn't turned them into professionals but makes them look like certificate less agencies. A primary school child would have asked the simplest questions before violating human rights.

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by PointZerom: 12:48pm On Jan 08, 2020
This is pure wickedness on the part of Buhari's daughter and the SSS.

The same SIM card you arrested him for was not collected from him.

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by ukukaegbu(m): 12:55pm On Jan 08, 2020
Presidency is turning into family business.

Imagine the small girl could not pick her calls because she was busy with studies while the young man was languishing in detention.

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by Nobody: 1:01pm On Jan 08, 2020
And some Buhari zombies were already calling the guy a criminal. Nigeria matter tire me, I dey go my village for warri.

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by Maxymilliano(m): 1:08pm On Jan 08, 2020
So DSS with all the packages within the context of intelligence could not verify his claim independently

We are in trouble.

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by yesloaded: 1:13pm On Jan 08, 2020
This is what you get when analog brain champion position meant for digital head

Smh

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by overall90: 1:21pm On Jan 08, 2020
this is how the dullard and his gang are ruining lives.
the mo.ron of a daughter probably didn't know that lines are recycled after remaining dormant for a long time.

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by chriskosherbal(m): 1:25pm On Jan 08, 2020
This guy need to get justice for what he went through... And the network providers should not be left in this buhaha..

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by ContractKiller: 1:26pm On Jan 08, 2020
Calling all zombies to report for duty ASAP.

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by gidgiddy: 1:48pm On Jan 08, 2020
Terrible story, he should take legal action against DSS

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by luluosas(m): 1:50pm On Jan 08, 2020
Sue the foolish girl

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by itsme01: 1:52pm On Jan 08, 2020
cool



this first family and their utterly disgusting atitude is annoying


..

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by blasted12: 1:54pm On Jan 08, 2020
LeronDemarko:
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you will never learn

Mynd44 OMA4J rule 19 violation again

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by Staro: 2:28pm On Jan 08, 2020

A whole DSS is now reduced to running errands for Buhari's family

This is the height of irresponsibility and pure wickedness

Shameless useless devilish people in Aso Rock

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by GamalNasser: 2:33pm On Jan 08, 2020
As wicked and dull as her father ..Mr Okoli you must not let this lay low , you must demand for compensation from the Telco Network , from the DSS and the Buhari daughter

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by Koralords: 2:43pm On Jan 08, 2020
Even if he sues and win will they pay ?since he is unemployed that best they can do for him is give him work to compensate him

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by sapoyoro(m): 2:56pm On Jan 08, 2020
allthingsgood:
Nice movie script grin
it's either a buharist is mentally unstable or useless.

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by NimrodEndOfDays(m): 3:27pm On Jan 08, 2020
allthingsgood:
Nice movie script grin
Everything should not be a joke

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by Ibegtodiffer: 4:17pm On Jan 08, 2020
This guy may be substantially telling the truth. I was expecting to hear things like "I was beaten or hungry", which to the best of my knowledge, isn't their style. He should sue the FG & DSS. Compensation is the least he deserves at the moment.

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by visijo(m): 4:48pm On Jan 08, 2020
If you notice 2019 backwards its 9102 and if you take out the 2 and 0 you'll have 91 .it doesn't mean anything but thanks for reading.

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by Fuckthamods: 4:49pm On Jan 08, 2020
Wicked leaders with wicked offspring.. Later she will come online and be forming nice.
The youths that are suppose to correct the mess their parents created are even the worst.
Tueh! I spit inside buhari's daughter eye, what a witch!

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by visijo(m): 4:49pm On Jan 08, 2020
I wonder why girls with big breasts suspects every guy that looks at them �

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by tophumble(m): 4:49pm On Jan 08, 2020
U av told us before, don't worry if u av a good case u will win

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by Dpharisee: 4:49pm On Jan 08, 2020
charliboy654:
And some Buhari zombies were already calling the guy a criminal. Nigeria matter tire me, I dey go my village for warri.
The moment they saw his surname Okolie, the tribalists here declared him guilty undecided

Why didn't DSS arrest the Network owners who recycled the SIM card and when it was discovered that the guy was not involved in any shady deal with the sim why keep him for that long waiting for further directives from the presidents daughter who was in London studying and having fun at tax payers expense

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Re: Anthony Okolie: Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks by Daniel058(m): 4:50pm On Jan 08, 2020
Whenever you read BUgHARIa onodu name written as General Mohammed Buhari , know say na PUNCH from punch you go dey see

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