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Court extends order restraining DSS, AGF from arresting Igboho



A High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday extended an interim order restraining the Department of State Services (DSS), and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), from arresting, killing, or harassing Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

The court hearing presided by Justice Ladiran Akintola  extended the order stopping the DSS and AGF from freezing the accounts of the embattled activist facing trial in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

The lead counsel for Igboho, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), confirmed this  to newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

According to him, “The judge said the interim order of injunction should continue until September 7 when we will go back to court.”

Justice Akintola had earlier, on August 4, 2021, ordered the DSS and the AGF not to arrest Igboho or freeze any of his bank accounts.

Counsel for the AGF, E. Simeon, had appealed the court to dismiss its earlier restraining judgement as it affects national security and will hinder justice.

Reacting to the appeal, Aliyu filed for an extension of the order on August 26, 2021, therefore, the new application should not be granted.

Simeon sought another adjournment for him to reply to the application as the time frame of seven days had not elapsed.

His adjournment motion was supported by the lead counsel to the DSS, T. Nurudeen, he said he had not been served with the new processes, urging the court to adjourn the case.

Justice Akintola subsequently adjourned the case till September 7, 2021, for hearing.

Igboho had approached the court and filed an originating summon alongside an application praying the court to stop the DSS and the AGF from arresting him and seeking N5bn damages for the destruction of his house and cars.

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