High court of Abuja adjourns suit filed by 12 Igboho’s associates

high court of abuja adjourns suit filed by 12 igboho's associates
high court of abuja adjourns suit filed by 12 igboho’s associates

The Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the suit filed by the 12 detained associates of Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, against the Department of State Services (DSS) until August 4.

Pelumi Olagbenjesi, the applicants’ lawyer, was granted permission to amend his processes to correct the applicants’ names by Justice Obiora Egwuatu on Monday.

The names of the eight applicants produced in court were a source of confusion. Olajengbesi subsequently applied to amend his processes to reflect their correct names.

On Friday, the DSS only allowed the applicants’ lawyers to speak with four of them, keeping eight others in custody, claiming the names were incorrect.

Shauntv gathered that their lawyer, Olajengbesi, led another lawyer to the office of the DSS on Friday.

“The DSS invited the lawyer to visit the 12 Yoruba Nation agitators arrested at Sunday Igboho’s house in Ibadan” (the agitators).

Earlier this week, a Federal High Court judge in Abuja ordered them to be produced, a source told SaharaReporters.

The ladies (Lady K) who haven’t had time to change her clothes since July 1 were also among them. According to the source, the rest of the names were incorrect.

The court had granted the ex parte application of the detainees and ordered the DSS, among other things, to produce them on July 29 and to show cause why they should not be granted bail.

Secret police officials failed to appear at Thursday’s resumed hearing for the case, but tried to justify their inability to follow the court’s order.

On Monday, the DSS produced the 12 detained agitators after court pressure.

A new order of the court was issued on Thursday, June 29 requiring the detainees to appear in court on Monday (today).

Nevertheless, the DSS only produced eight suspects who were brought to court under heavy security. 

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