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IGBOHO: DSS produces Igboho’s aides in court

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The Department of State Services, on Monday, brought eight out of the 12 detained aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho to the Federal High Court sitting in  Abuja.

The trial is set to commence shortly as the court is on a brief recess. The court earlier stood down the case over the lateness  of the lawyer to the DSS, I. Awo. The lawyer was said to be on his way to court.
The Department of State Services, on Monday, brought eight out of the 12 detained aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho to the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja

The judge, Justice Egwuatu had earlier ordered the DSS to produce the 12 detained aides of Igboho in court in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2021 to enable the court to inquire into the circumstances surrounding their arrest and detention.

Justice Egwuatu also rejected the accused bail application for the accused persons. In the last hearing, The prosecutor had stated that some of the names on the court order were different from the names of the persons they had arrested on July 1, 2021, at Igboho’s house. Awo had also told the court that apart from the second, fourth, and twelfth applicants, the identities of the rest of the applicants on the court’s order do not have the persons bearing those names.

The prosecutor asserted that the first applicant on the order had been released on July 27. He had also stated that the persons that were arrested during the raid on Igboho’s house would be released or charged to court upon the conclusion of their investigation.

The counsel for the applicants, Pelumi Olajengbesi, described the failure of the DSS to produce the applicants in court as “an apparent affront on the authority of the court, which was not justifiable and an attempt to delay the hearing.”

Justice Egwuatu had reprimanded the DSS for failing to produce the applicants according to the order of the court.

The detained aides of Sunday Igboho had instituted a suit against the DSS and its Director-General, Yusuf Bichi, following their arrest and detention on July 1, after the DSS’ raid of Igboho’s residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

The applicants are Abdulateef Ofeyagbe, Amoda Babatunde, Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diakola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah, and Ayobami Donald. Others are Adelabe Usman, Oluwapelimi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi, and Bamidele Sunday.

 

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