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Finally, DSS produces Igboho’s aides in court


The Department of State Services, on Monday, brought eight out of the 12 detained aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho to the Federal High Court Abuja before Justice Obiora Egwuatu.

The trial is set to commence shortly as the court is on a brief recess.

The court earlier stood down the matter over the absence of the lawyer to the DSS, I. Awo. The lawyer was said to be on his way to court.

Officials of the DSS were also engaging journalists as they tried to stop them from entering the courtroom.

Recalls that Justice Egwuatu 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.

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Justice Egwuatu had also ordered the DSS to show cause why the Igboho’s aides should not be admitted to bail.

When the matter came up on the last adjourned date before the judge, the DSS’ lawyer 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.

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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