The Solidarity Network for Workers’ Right seeks to the draw the public attention to the continued detention of three of her members at Kuduru police station and as well as demand for their immediate release. They have been held since yesterday, June 14, 2024 by the police at Kurudu police station over a matter which has its genesis as a landlady/tenancy dispute.

The three,

1. Daniel Babatunde Akande (Publicity Secretary)

2. Bilal Dakiyak Abdullahi

3. Abdullahi Mohammed

were arrested over a claim by the police that Daniel Akande’s landlady Alimot Abdulazeez alleged that she was threatened by her tenant.

The landlady had instituted a law suit against Daniel Akande over increase in rent which was determined on May 26, 2024 in favour of Daniel Akande by the court.

The landlady subsequently took thugs to the property located at the Jikoyi Extension to harass Daniel and his friends. This incident was reported at the Jikoyi police station. Unfortunately, the police did not treat this matter but instead arrested the above mentioned three and a female friend of their on Friday, June 14, 2024 with the claim that the landlady who they had not questioned for assault had alleged that she was being threatened.

All efforts to secure the release of the detained proved abortive as the IPO in charge of the case, Dogo Labari with phone number 0803 976 9095 who we spoke with twice in the evening promised to effect their release once a surety for them become available. He had initially claimed he was having issues moving to another police station at Kurudu where the arrested were taken to from the Jikoyi police station where they were arrested when they reported following police invitation.

The efforts to reach the station’s DCO, Supol Stephen Yohanna on his phone number 08028117628 also proved abortive as he did not pick his calls. It was said that the three are being held at his instruction.

Beyond the disagreement over tenancy rate, it is claimed that a female police officer who had tried to wrestle a phone from one of the people held based on suspicion that the person might be recording conversation between them had surprisingly alleged she was assaulted in the police station by the three.

As of now, the three are being held and the police officer, now alleged to be the new complainant has not shown up at the station in spite of the lawyer to the three being there since about 9:00am.

The SNWR call for their immediate release by the police authority. We call on workers, right campaigners, to share, and particularly send letters of appeal for their immediate release to the following numbers

Commissioner of Police FCT


Stephen Yohanna DCO, Supol +2348028117628

Dogo Labari, IPO +234803 976 9095


Lateef Adams

Secretary SNWR.