On Wednesday, September 8, the Department of State Services (DSS) said armed robbers had hijacked its case file regarding the fundamental rights enforcement suit that was filed by detained associates of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo.
I. Awo, counsel for the Department of State Service, made the claim in Abuja while appearing before a Federal High Court.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu was informed by Awo that the case file had been stolen when his colleague boarded a vehicle belonging to the One Chance operators. The DSS counsel then requested that the case be adjourned.
It will be recalled that the 12 persons arrested by the DSS at Igboho’s residence on July 1 had approached the court in order to enforce their fundamental rights.
While Justice Egwuatu granted bail to the 12 detainees, the DSS released only 8 of the suspects, claiming that four of the detainees; Amudat Habitat Babatunde, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah Oyetunji and Bamidele Sunday were deeply involved in Igboho’s alleged criminal activities, and were “suspected to be stockpiling arms to take over the South Western states in the country”.