A High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state on Monday extended a preliminary injunction prohibiting the Department of State Services and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), from arresting or hounding Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, commonly known as Sunday Igboho.
The injunction prohibiting the DSS and AGF from freezing the accounts of the beleaguered activist awaiting trial in Cotonou, Benin Republic, was also extended by the court presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola.
Following the verdict, Igboho’s lead lawyer, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), confirmed the development to reporters on Monday.
He said, “The judge said the interim order of injunction should continue until September 7 when we will go back to court.”
E. Simeon, counsel for the AGF, however, had asked the court to overturn its previous restraining order, but Aliyu claimed that because he had applied for an extension of the injunction on August 26, 2021, the current motion should not be allowed.
Simeon requested another delay in order to answer the application within the seven-day deadline.
T. Nurudeen, a DSS lawyer, claimed that he had not been presented with the amended processes and requested that the matter be adjourned.
Justice Akintola subsequently adjourned the case till September 7, 2021, for hearing.
Igboho had contacted the court through his counsel and filed an originating summons as well as an application requesting that the DSS and the AGF refrain from detaining him.
He’s also claiming N5 billion in damages for the loss of his home and vehicles.
Igboho has been detained in Cotonou, Benin Republic, since July 19, 2021, when he was apprehended at an airport while attempting to catch a trip to Germany.