Court orders DSS to produce detained fugitive Igboho’s arrested aides


Photo: Paraded Igboho’s aides after their arrest three weeks ago

A Federal High Court on Friday in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce the 12 detained associates of Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, before it on July 29.

Periscope International recalls that the DSS on July 1 arrested and later detained no fewer than 12 of the fugitive’s aides and killed 2 after a raid on Igboho’s residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Delivering ruling in a motion ex-parte filed and moved by Pelumi Olajengbesi, the counsel to the aides seeking their release on bail, Justice Obiora Egwuatu granted  the application dated July 7,  filed July 8 and marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2021.

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The trial judge also ordered the DSS to come on July 29 and show cause why the applicants should not be granted bail.

He also granted the plea of the applicant, which was brought via an affidavit of urgency on why the matter should be heard expeditiously irrespective of the forthcoming vacation of the Federal High Court.

Igboho who was after the raid on his residence declared wanted by the Nigerian secret police for allegedly stockpiling arms, was intercepted by authorities in Benin Republic early this week, while attempting to fly Germany.

Sources said he allegedly forged a Bénin Republic international passport to facilitate his escape to Europe prior to his arrest by the authorities in the country, where he is still being detained.

Igboho is said to be scheduled to appear in a Cotonou court today to face charges of forgery among others, and also risks extradition to Nigeria where he is declared wanted for alleged sundry offenses.

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