Court Orders DSS To Produce Detained Igboho’s Associates In Court
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce 12 companions of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, who were arrested on July 2 during a raid on his house.
Justice Obirora Egwuatu issued the decision on Friday while ruling on an ex-parte plea submitted by Pelumi Olajengbesi, a lawyer for the 12 detainees.
Olajengbesi told the court that Igboho’s 12 companions were detained during a DSS raid on his Ibadan home on July 2 and have been held incommunicado since then.
Abdullateef Ofeyagbe, Amuda Babatunde (alias Lady K), Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diekola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah, Ayobami Donald, Adelabe Usman, Oluwapelumi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi, and Bamidele Sunday are the detainees.
In his judgement, Justice Ewuatu directed the DSS to produce them in court on the next available date so that the court could investigate the circumstances surrounding their arrest and continuing imprisonment.
The judge also directed the DSS to demonstrate why the 12 detainees should not be freed on conditional or unconditional bail.
He ordered that, due to the urgency of the matter, a hearing in the inmates’ fundamental rights enforcement suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2, be held during the court’s vacation.
He then postponed the meeting until July 29.