A tailor, Hadiza Usman, on Wednesday dragged the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS) and his wife, Mrs Y.B. Magaji and the DSS FCT Director before the FCT High Court Apo, over alleged threat to life. Court The enforcement of fundamental rights motion was brought before Justice Sylvanus Oriji, by Usman, pursuant to Order 4 Rule 7, Order 5 Rule 7 and Order 11 of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedures) Rules,2009 and Section 33 of the Constitution if the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
The motion prayed the court to make an interim order restraining the respondents by themselves, agents, employees, operatives, detectives from further threatening the life of the applicant or putting her life in jeopardy either by their actions or inaction pending the determination of the application. The applicant further sought the leave of the court for the originating processes and all processes to be served on the second to fourth respondents by substituted means. Usman, in her grounds for the action, informed the court that the respondents on May 5 forcefully gained entrance into her premises at No 36 Gnassingbe Eyadema Street, Asokoro, Abuja and tortured, maltreated and threatened her life and those of other members of her family. Also read: Woman gets divorce because ‘he wanted to be househusband’ She claimed that the respondents through their officers are continually menacingly moving around her premises, adding that she and her family are constantly living in fear as they keep seeing the strange movement of some Hilux vans belonging to the respondents with masked men driving around the premises.
The applicant told the court that her life was in grave jeopardy and except the court made an order restraining the respondents from taking any steps, the worst might happen. Usman claimed that she had been making clothes for Mrs Magaji without any problems. ”I made more than 30 pieces and she later brought 12 pieces of fabrics for sewing on Feb. 22. ”I delivered some of the clothes on April 9, while the rest were delivered the following day. ”She opened the clothes I returned one by one that day to confirm whether they were complete. A a week later, she called me to tell me that three of her headscarves were missing. ”She called me a thief, threatening that she was going to deal with me if the scarves were not provided,” he alleged. In the evening of the same day, Usman claimed that Magaji’s Personal Assistant by the name, Vesta, came to her house and informed that Madam was outsid