DSS Delays Criticised For ‘Arresting’ Oby Ezekwesili

Department of State Services (DSS) has been criticized for allegedly arresting #BringBackOurGirls campaigner, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, at the Abuja airport.

The former House of Representatives member, Hon Dino Melaye, said it was wrong for the DSS to have arrested Mrs Ezekwesili at the airport.

In a series of tweets, Melaye threatened that if the SSS had detained the #BringBackOurGirls campaigner longer, more campaigners would have joined for her release and respect for her rights.

Ezekwesili was said to have been on her way to London for the BBC TV programme, Hardtalk, scheduled to air Tuesday, when the incident occurred.

The former Minister of Education, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili had her international passport seized by personnel of the State Security Service (SSS) at the airport.

Ezekwesili, leader of the #BringBackOurGirls group was apparently on her way to London to discuss the recent activities of the group concerning the rescue of the nearly 300 girls kidnapped from Chibok, Borno State, 98 days ago by the Boko Haram sect.

Tweeting from her handle @obyezeks at about 7.33am, she said: “Is this democracy? I am being detained by the SSS at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The SSS has refused to give my passport to me.

“On my way to London this morning for my @BBCHARDtalk appearance billed for tomorrow and the SSS has detained me by withholding my passport. No one can seize my democratic rights. I refuse to let the SSS get away with trampling on my constitutional right.” [Thisday]


  1. D woman shld read softly,wen she was in government she didn’t make any noise den d money was comin in coolly.she can not fight d government dat brought her to d lime light.I mean under PDP.if she have money to trow around there are youth who are jobless,hungry and homeless in her immediate community.

  2. Ezekwezili….shud just shut the f*ck up….wen she was looting our money with OBJ…she didnt complain….she is just looking 4 cheap popularity…..as 4 d chibok scam…i still maintain dat no one is missing…its just a scam!!!!

  3. Am highly disappointed in u guys information nigeria….y did u guys took down my comment? It is my own opinion not yours…i now believe wat a friend told me…u guys are partisan…u have just lost the respect i had 4 u guys