Anthony Okolie, the trader, who was detained for 10 weeks for using a telephone line previously used by President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, has raised the alarm over his safety.
Okolie dragged Hanan, telecom giant MTN and the Department of State Services before Federal High Court, Asaba, over his detention.
At the hearing on Wednesday, his lawyer, Tope Akinyode, implicitly accused the DSS of threat to his client’s life and that of his.
According to Punchng.com, the judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba responded to his accusation thus: “If this is true, Daobri(DSS lawyer), tell your men to stop it. They need their liberty to be able to come to court.”
The MTN had reallocated the controversial line to Okolie following Hanan’s failure to use it for a long while. But trouble erupted when the president’s daughter started using it. She was inundated with complaints that someone was always picking her calls following which the DSS arrest the Delta based trader at her behest.