The Department of State Services, today has brought eight out among the twelve detained aides of Yoruba Nation agitators, Chief Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho to the Federal High Court Abuja before Justice Obiora Egwuatu.
It was earlier reported that Judge Egwuatu ordered the department 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.
The trial is set to commence shortly as the court is on a brief recess. However, the court of law has initially 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 the courtroom.
Obiora Egwuatu (Judge) also ponded the DSS reasons the detained aides are not allowed to be granted bail after some time in their respective custody.
As the matter came up again on the last adjourned dated date before the court, the lawyer in-charge of the DSS had stated that those names submitted at first were totally different from the names of the persons arrested on July 1, 2021 at Igoho’s house.
On the other hand, Awo concluded saying he told the court then that apart from the second, fourth and twelfth accused applicants, the identities of the rest on the court’s order do not have the person’s bearing those names.
He also stated that the first person’s name which appeared on the court’s list had been released July 27, 2021 on bail upon the conclusion of their investigation.
Pelumi Olajengbesi, who is the Counsel for the alleged applicants described the unusual failure of the DSS to produce the applicants in court as “an apparent affront on the authority of the court, which was not justifiable.”
The detained aides whose names are; Abdulateef ofeyagbe, Amoda Babatunde, Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diakola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah, and Ayobami Donald.
Others includes Adelabe Usman, Oluwapelimi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi and Bamidele Sunday.