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Igboho’s Associates Still With DSS – Lawyer



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The 12 detained associates of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo are still in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

In an interview on Friday, their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said their clients were yet to meet the conditions attached to the bail granted them on August 4 by Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Olajengbesi said efforts were being made to ensure that the 12 are out of the DSS’ custody by Monday.

He said: “We had thought that, by the judge’s pronouncement in the open court, we were required to produce only four sureties.

“But when we sought clarification later, we were told we need to produce two sureties for each of them.

“So, we are working to get 24 people in all. We do not intend to return to the court to ask for a variation.

“There are many people who are willing to support and who believe in the cause they are fighting. So, we are working to ensure they are out by Monday.”

Naija News reports that the 12 were arrested during the DSS’ raid on Igboho’s residence in Ibadan, Oyo State on July 1.

Justice Eguatu had on August 4, granted bail to eight of them, whose bail application was not challenged by the DSS, at N5million each.

The judge then granted bail at N10million each, for the other four, whose application was challenged by the DSS.

Those who got N5m bail are; Abdulateef Onaolapo, Tajudeen Erinoye, Diekola Jubril, Ayobami Donald, Uthman Adelabu, Oluwafemi Kunle, Raji Kazeem and Bamidele Sunday.

Those granted bail at N10m are Amudat Babatunde (AKA Lady K), Okoyemi Tajudeen, Abideen Shittu and Jamiu Oyetunji.

The judge ordered each of the detainees to produce two sureties, one of whom must be an employee of the Federal Government from Grade Level 12 above.

According to the judge, the sureties must be residents in Abuja, must have landed property must and must swear to an affidavit of means, in addition to providing evidence of three years tax payment.

The judge also ordered that the title documents of the said property must be verified by the court’s Registrar and the DSS.

Justice Egwuatu added the four, granted N10m bail, are to report to the DSS on the first Monday of every month for the next three months.

The judge said they should remain in the custody of the DSS until they are able to meet the bail conditions.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.