The Department of State Services (DSS) has been directed to present the 12 jailed companions of Yoruba nation campaigner, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, before a Federal High Court in Abuja on July 29.
After counsel for the applicants, Pelumi Olajengbesi, moved the ex-parte motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2021 dated July 7 and submitted July 8, Justice Obiora Egwuatu issued the order.
Egwuatu also summoned the Nigerian secret police to demonstrate why the applicants should not be given bail.
The judge also granted the applicant’s petition, which was made through an affidavit of urgency, that the case should be heard as soon as possible despite the upcoming court vacation.
The DSS arrested and detained at least a dozen of Igboho’s associates on July 1 after a raid on Igboho’s residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The DSS also claimed that during a “gun duel” in which Igboho narrowly escaped, it “gunned down” two of the activist’s associates.
Later, he was declared wanted for allegedly stockpiling weapons, which he denied.
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