Thursday, 13 June 2013

SSS To Charge Amigo Supermarket Co-Owner And Owner Of Popular Amusement Park Wonderland To Court Thursday Over Terrorism Allegation



The Department of State Security Service, SSS, is set to charge Mustapha Fawaz, and three other Lebanese accused of terrorism related activities to court on Thursday morning.
It is reported that the SSS will charge four men of lebanese descent today on grounds of terrorism in the country.
JTF and The SSS had recently in kano discovered a whole cache of arms in a building believd to be owned by the lebanese.
The SSS imediately seized and sealed Amigo Supermarket, one of Abuja's largest supermarkets and wonderland amusement park.
Both are owned by Mr. Fawaz and another Fauzi Fawaz said to be on the run by the security agencies. The Lagos-based law firm of Bamidele Aturu & Co had written the SSS requesting access to the detainees. In the letter dated June 3, and addressed to the Director General of SSS, Ekpeyong Ita, the firm also demanded that the suspects should be charged to court if they had committed any offence since the Nigerian constitution forbids preventive detention without trial beyond 24 hours
The letter signed by Bamidele Aturu, the senior partner of the law firm, was also sent to the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC.
While the SSS wants the sprawling Amigo mall, estimated at more than N5 billion, bulldozed and the area thoroughly frisked for concealed arms, it suggests Abuja’s biggest amusement park, Wonderland, also owned by the Lebanese, be immediately revoked by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA.
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