Court Demands Release Of Igboho’s Associates •Adjourns Till July 29 For Hearing
Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court, Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to release 12 associates of pro-Yoruba agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho).
Counsel to the agitators, Pelumi Olajengbesi, told the court, on Friday, that his clients have been kept in DSS underground custody since their arrest on 2nd July after the raid on Igboho’s Ibadan home a day earlier.
The applicants approached the court by a motion exparte seeking orders of the court for the enforcement of their rights.
Olajengbesi is praying for, among others, an order of the court mandating the DSS to produce the arrested pro-Yoruba agitators in court and admit them on bail.
The counsel also sought an order of the court mandating the DSS to show cause why they should not be granted bail in line with Section 32 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act ACJA.
The motion exparte is hinged on eight grounds key of which is that the detainees are Nigerian citizens.
The DSS is expected to produce the detained 12 in court on the 29th of July which is the next date for hearing on the matter.