DSS’ lawyer, I. Awo told a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday that, as against the claim by lawyers to the associates that 12 of them were being held, it has three – Amoda Babatunde (aka Lady K), Diokola Adeyemo Admola and Bamidele Sunday – in its custody.
The court, on Thursday, took the decision to adjourn till Monday because the Department of State Services failed to produce the detained aides as earlier ordered by the court.
The applicants, Ben Manasseh, Anene Udoka, Henry Nwodo, Samuel Larry and Samuel Gabriel, filed their separate suits at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The applicants: Ben Manasseh, Anene Udoka, Henry Nwodo, Samuel Larry and Samuel Gabriel, filed separate suits.
It described the development as “an abuse of power and an affront to media freedom.”
The activists had staged a protest in solidarity with the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who is undergoing trial.
Sowore was said to have been arrested on Monday while attending the court trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Daily Trust reports that security operatives have cordoned off the entrance to the Federal High Court in Abuja venue of the trial, just as vehicles loaded with operatives of the Nigeria Police and the Department of States Services (DSS) are preventing “unaccredited” journalists and members of the public from accessing the court.
One of the counsels for the detained IPOB leader, Aloy Ejimakor, stated this in a statement on Monday after visiting Kanu in DSS custody.
The cleric who is also the Lead Bishop, Worldwide Anglican Church (WAC) in West Africa explained that churches are dedicated places for serving God and for anyone to invade such holy places and make arrest is perhaps the most condemnable act.
Solomon works with the Abuja Bureau of the newspaper and was covering a live event when he was whisked away by operatives.
What is unravelling within the interior working of this administration is the spirit of dictatorship.
The protesters gathered in front of Igboho’s house in the Sooka area of Ibadan from where they took to the streets around 12 noon on Wednesday.
The PDP said the alleged plan confirms that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari “is a sanctuary of corruption.”
“How can you place the will for separation as a criminal act? That kind of language doesn’t exist in the constitution, it doesn’t exist in law. It does not exist in the catalogue of immoralities because it is not an immoral act or position to say that you want to stop being part of an entity or you want to join an entity,” he said.
Igboho’s demand was contained in a letter by his lawyer, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), on Saturday.
Igboho spoke in audio obtained by our correspondent on Friday.
The OYSIEC Chairman, Isiaka Olagunju (SAN), announced this on Saturday in Ibadan after a monitoring exercise, disclosing that the decision was taken due to the omission of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) logo on the ballot papers.
The protesters converged on November 27 Bridge in the Africa area, Osogbo for the protest.
The security agents were spotted at places such as Oke-Fia, Old Garage, Freedom Park, Alekuwodo, Ola-Iya interjection and Fagbewesa.