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AGF Malami Denies Ordering DSS Attack On Sunday Igboho’s Residence

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The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has denied directing the Department of State Services, DSS, to attack the residence of Sunday Igboho.

Naija News recall that the DSS had on July 1st attacked Sunday Igboho’s residence in Soka Ibadan, killing two people and arresting many others.

Igboho had gone into hiding after escaping the attack by the Nigerian secret police.

He was however arrested in Benin Republic while trying to board a flight to Germany alongside his wife, Ropo.

Igboho, through his lawyers, had approached the Oyo State High Court in Ibadan, seeking an order of the court restraining the DSS and the AGF from arresting, intimidating, harassing and freezing his bank accounts.

He also ask the court to grant same order for his aides and guests who were arrested and taken to Abuja by the men of the DSS.

But in an affidavit deposed on August 18, 2021 by one Thomas Etah, on behalf of Malami, he argued, “I have the consent and authority of the first respondent (Malami) and that of Maimuna Lami Shiru (Mrs), Simon Enock, Abdullahi Abubakar and Elodimuo Ekene, the counsel in chambers assigned to conduct the defence on behalf of the first respondent (Malami) to depose to this counter-affidavit.

“That the facts deposed to herein are from my own personal knowledge and as well as facts from information supplied to me in the course of preparing the case, that the first respondent denies paragraph 8(28), (29), (30) of the affidavit of Samuel Ojebode and states that contrary to the insinuation of the applicant to the effect, the first respondent, who is not a security officer as has been severally stated above, he did not participate in the commission of the acts being complained of or came back to Abuja and assumed the role of a judge or conducted any media trial,” Etah deposed.

Ruling, the judge stated that his earlier ruling restraining the DSS and other security agencies from arresting, harassing Igboho still subsists.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.