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Court Extends Order Restraining DSS From Arresting Igboho



The Department of State Services (DSS) has restrained from arresting Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho.

Naija News reports that Justice Ladiran Akintola of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday extended the interim order earlier issued.

Recall the judge had on August 4, 2021, directed the DSS and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), not to arrest Igboho or freeze his bank accounts.

Igboho had through his counsel approached the court and filed an originating summon alongside an application praying the court to stop the DSS and the AGF from arresting him.

He is also seeking N5bn damages for the destruction of his house and cars.

Speaking with The PUNCH on Monday, the lead counsel for Igboho, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), said the judge said the interim order of injunction should continue until September 7.

Counsel for the AGF, E. Simeon, had appealed the court to vacate its earlier restraining judgement but Aliyu said he had filed for an extension of the order on August 26, 2021, therefore, the new application should not be granted.

Simeon consequently sought another adjournment for him to reply to the application as the time frame of seven days had not elapsed.

On his part, the DSS lawyer, T. Nurudeen, said he had not been served with the new processes, urging the court to adjourn the case.

Justice Akintola subsequently adjourned the case till September 7, 2021, for hearing.

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. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.