The Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, has ordered the Department of State Services to pay a member of the State House of Assembly, Afolabi Akanni, N5 million damages for his illegal arrest.
 
The court, presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, has asked the DSS to pay Akanni N5 million for detaining him.

The court condemned his arrest and “continued detention for 18  days, without access to his lawyers and family.
 
Mr. Akanni was arrested on March 4 by the DSS and detained for 18 days over sundry allegations.