The Department of State Services (DSS) has finally bowed to pressure and produced all the 12 detained aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho to the Federal High Court Abuja.
Naija News reports that the DSS operatives also stopped newsmen from entering the courtroom.
Recall that Justice Obiora Egwuatu had on July 23 ordered the secret police to produce the detainees in court on July 29.
At the July 29 proceedings, the agency’s lawyer, I. Awo, told the court that it only had three detainees who were apprehended at Igboho’s home in Ibadan on July 1.
The court adjourned till August 2 and restated its order compelling the DSS to produce the detainees in court.
Justice Egwuatu berated the agency for failing to produce the applicants according to the order of the court
However, only eight out of the 12 aides paraded by the secret police made it to court on the next date adjourned to.
The detained aides of Sunday Igboho had instituted a suit against the DSS and its Director-General, Yusuf Bichi, following their arrest and detention on July 1, after the DSS’ raid of Igboho’s residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo state.
The applicants are Abdulateef Ofeyagbe, Amoda Babatunde, Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diakola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah, and Ayobami Donald.
Others are Adelabe Usman, Oluwapelimi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi and Bamidele Sunday.