The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of unlawful detention of aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
Naija News had reported the DSS, on Thursday, failed to produce the detained Igboho’s associates before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The detained aides had instituted a suit against the DSS and its Director-General, Yusuf Bichi, following their arrest and detention after the raid of Igboho’s residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
But in a statement by his media aide, Kehinde Aderemi, on Friday, the Yoruba chief berated the secret police for failing to produce detained aides of Sunday Igboho in court and for infringing on the rights of the detainees.
The Yoruba generalissimo insisted that the DSS had exhibited pure neglect and arrogance that are capable of discrediting the image of the secret police.
He said: “Our constitution is clear about the rights of every citizen that anybody arrested must be taken to court latest 24 hours after his arrest and such rights must be protected under the law.
“It is sad and most unfortunate that the DSS had arrogated to itself covert power that usually reminds us the inglorious years of the military where citizens rights have no basis in their law.
“Therefore, the DSS failure to present Igboho’s aides in court for the second time was a flagrant display of lawlessness and gross injustice.
“Ideally, it is only the President and the vice president of the country that have that immunity as provided by our constitution. So why is the DSS finding it too difficult to allow the constitution to take its course as it is done in other climes.”
Source: Naija News