23 July 2021 By Victoria Abah
Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court Abuja, has ordered the Director General of the Department of State Security Service, DSS, to produce in court Sunday Ighoho’s 12 aides clamped into detention since July 2.
The detained men are to be produced before the court on Thursday July 29.
The Judge also ordered that the DSS boss appear in court on the day to show cause on why the court should not admit Igboho’s aides to bail conditionally or unconditionally.
The court gave the order in a ruling on an exparte application filled and argued by Pelumi Olajemgbesi on behalf of the detainees.
Justice Egwuatu’s decision was predicated on the argument by defence lawyer Olajemgbesi that the 12 aides of Igboho were arrested and held incommunicado in an underground cell since July 2.
The court said it has taken into consideration the provisions of sections 35, and 36 of the 1999 constitution as well as section 32 of the Administration of Human Rights Act and saw the need to interfere in the matter of the applicants.
Applicants in the matter are Abdulateef Ofeyagbe, Amoda Babatunde, Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diakola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah, and Ayobami Donald.
Others are Adelabe Usman, Oluwapelumi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi and Bamidele Sunday.
The two respondents in the matter are Director General, and the Department of State Security Service, DSS.