The Committee for Defence of Democracy (CDD) has condemned the raid of the Maitama residence of Bayelsa State monarch, King A.J Turner, by operatives of the Directorate of State Security (DSS), describing it as unlawful and abuse of power and rights.
The traditional ruler was a very close associate of former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan,
The CDD, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), wondered what could warrant the raid of the residence of the monarch if not political vendetta.
“Consequent upon the latest action of the DSS invading the residence of King A.J Turner, the civil society situation room is issuing a 24-hour ultimatum to the DSS to desist from this glaring war against the South-south region, particularly allies of Jonathan.
“If so much honour and respect can be accorded to the traditional institutions in the North and Yoruba land, same institutions in the South-south cannot be subjected to ridicule in the name of political vendetta,” CDD warned.