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Wednesday, 4 August 2021

DSS Obeys Court Order, Produces All Sunday Igboho’s Aides

By Our Correspondent

The Department of State Service (DSS) on Wednesday produced all 12 detained aides of Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

This comes less than seventy-two hours after the court ordered the agency to produce all aides of the Yoruba Nation agitator.

On Monday the DSS produced only eight of the detained aides at the court.

The aides were arrested when DSS officials raided Igboho’s home on July 1, but have sued on grounds that their fundamental human rights were being infringed on.

A lawyer to the arrested aides, Pelumi Olajengbesi, sued the DSS, claiming that his clients have remained underground for weeks.

The DSS on July 1 paraded the aides and accused them of stockpiling arms to cause chaos in the country.

After the DSS raid on his (Igboho) home, he fled to the Benin Republic and is presently in court fighting extradition back to Nigeria.

Sunday Igboho rose to fame after issuing a quit notice to herders in the southwest over increasing violence.

Igboho Denies

Igboho had on July 28 denied claims by the Nigerian Government that he was trafficking arms and inciting violence in Nigeria.

His lead counsel, Ibrahim Salami disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday after the court proceedings in the Benin Republic.

He added that his client told the judge that the Nigerian Government rather put him on a watchlist for resisting killer herdsmen.

“Igboho said he never had any criminal record in Nigeria. He told the judge that the Nigerian government was after him because he was defending the Yoruba race against killer Fulani herdsmen.

“He said that he ran away from Nigeria because the government was after his life,” the lawyer explained.

Source: Channels