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Court grants DSS permission to detain suspect for 45 days

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday granted permission to the Department of State Service (DSS) to detain one Adamu Mohammed for 45 days pending conclusion of investigation. Mohammed is being investigated for carrying out acts of terrorism by divulging sensitive information to members of Boko Haram. Justice B.O. Quadri reduced the 90 days to 45 days pending conclusion of investigation. The applicant shall provide the court with an update of the investigastion before the expiration of the 45 days; upon the update, the court may review and extend the remand order if it is necessary. Mr O.J. Odu, counsel to the DSS who moved the application told the court that it was pursuant to Section 27 (1) of the Terrorism Prevention Act.

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