The Special Adviser to the Senate President on Youth Matters, Mr. Ikenga Ugochinyere, has been arrested by men suspected to be members of the Department of State Services (DSS).
They allegedly broke into his office in Abuja and carted away some documents.
The security operatives, who came in 4 hilux trucks at about 2am, broke into the office of Ugochinyere and allegedly arrested every occupants including Ugochinyere.
Sources alleged that the DSS acting on a tip-off stormed the office, in a last minute move to stop a protest rally earlier fixed yesterday by lawyers in Defence of Democracy for which the youth President was suspected to be privy to. Eyewitness said the operatives came with 4 hilux trucks with the inscription ‘DSS, SARs’.
According to the source, the operatives left the warning while departing in the early hours of yesterday that nobody should enter the premises.
There was also heavy presence of security operatives in some designated areas where the protesting lawyers had earlier indicated interest to visit yesterday.
Speaking with journalist in Abuja, a member of youth group, Barrister Ohazuruike Tochukwu, alleged that armed security men suspected to be from DSS in the wee hours of Thursday invaded the office at Suit 29 Shaki plaza area 11 Garki and whisked away Barr Ugochinyere, his secretary and driver to unknown destination.
He said,“This is the private law firm of the National President of NYCN. This place was invaded by DSS by 2:00 am while the National President and some staff were inside this place. The security men guiding this place called us that some DSS men were here and they broke the place and took away the National President, driver and secretary, one Oguchukwu. The security men guiding the plaza said men wearing SARS uniform came by 6: am after the DSS came ordering them that no one should enter the office.”
When asked how sure he was it was SSS that invaded them and arrested Ugochinyere, he added, “I spoke with Ugochinyere through his driver and they confirmed it was DSS that arrested him.”