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Justice Egwuatu Signs Order For Sunday Igboho’s Aides Release From DSS Custody



'It's Ridiculous' - Lawyer Reacts To Theft Of DSS Case File On Igboho Aides

Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday signed the release order of four aides of embattled Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho.

Naija News recalls that the Department of State Services, DSS, had in July 1st arrested 12 aides of the agitator after attacking his house and killing two other people.

Sunday Igboho who narrowly escaped assassination was later arrested in Benin Republic while trying to board a flight to Germany alongside his wife, Ropo, who has since regained her freedom.

However, his arrested aides were arraigned in court for aiding Sunday Igboho in stocking pilling arms.

Though the aides were later granted bail but the judge who was suppose to sign their release order failed to do so, this resulted in them spending 53 days in DSS detention.

But Justice Egwuatu on Monday ignored the persistent argument of the DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, and signed the Release Order of four  of the detainees.

They are Amudat Babatunde, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Oyetunji, and Bamidele Sunday.

Speaking to PUNCH, Sunday Igboho’s aides lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said the judge could not sign the Release Order of the other eight detainees because three of the sureties withdrew before concluding the process of perfecting the bail conditions of his clients.

The eight detainees are Abdullateef Onaolapo, Tajudeen Irinloye, Dikeola Ademola, Ayobami Donald, Uthman Adelabu, Olakunle Oluwapelumi, Raji Kazeem, and Taiwo Tajudeen.

He however stated that the sureties that pulled out would be replaced with new ones soon.

Olajengbesi asked the secret police to obey the court order and free Sunday Igboho’s aides.

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