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Again, DSS Disobeys Supreme Court Order To Present Detained Sunday Igboho’s Associates In Court



Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS), on Monday, again flouted a ruling by the Supreme Court which ordered the security outfit to immediately present twelve of the acclaimed Yoruba self-determination campaigner; Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.


Recall, 12 of Igboho’s aides were reportedly whisked away some months ago when men of the DSS stormed Sunday Igboho’s Soka residence.


Nevertheless, following an ex-parte motion filed by Counsel to the Applicants, Pelumi Olajengbesi, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2021, dated July 7 and filed July 8, 9 and 23, the DSS produced eight of the inmates before Justice Obiora Egwuatu.


The four detainees, who were not in court, include Abdullateef Ademola Onaolapo, Uthman Opeyemi Adelabu, Oluwafemi Olakunle and Opeyemi Tajudeen.


Those in court were Amudat Babatunde, aka Lady K; Tajudeen Erinloye, Diekola Ademola Jubril, Abidemi Shittu, Jamiu Noah Oyetunji, Ayobami Donald, Raji Kazeem and Bamidele Sunday.



Olajengbesi stated that he had filed a motion on notice, asking the court to alter the processes that had previously been filed.

He explained that the adjustment was made to allow him to standardize the processes so that they reflected everything that was required when he was able to gain access to his clients at the DSS facility.

The DSS Counsel, I. Awo, did not object to the application.

Olajengbesi consequently urged Justice Egwuatu to mandate the DSS to produce all the12 detainees in court in the next hearing.

Justice Egwuatu adjourned the hearing until Aug. 4 for the main matter to be heard.

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