A trader based in Delta, Anthony Okolie, has written to the Department of State Services (DSS) demanding the payment of N10 million to him as ordered by a Federal High Court in Asaba.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had last week ordered the DSS to pay Mr Okolie N10 million for illegally detaining him for 10 weeks after purchasing a SIM card previously owned by the Hanan Buhari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Okolie, in a letter dated May 21 and signed by his lawyer, Tope Akinyode, and addressed to the Director-General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi, said a cheque of N10 million must be issued to him within 24 hours.
The letter, which was acknowledged and received by a man identified simply as Mafala on behalf of the DSS, read: “We have been instructed by our client to recover the said debt of N10, 000, 000 from you. You are therefore requested to forward your cheque to us forthwith in settlement of the judgment debt.
“Take notice that unless we receive our cheque in settlement within 24 hours’ receipt of this letter, we shall have no choice but to take all steps available under the law to recover the said sum.”