In a leaked audio while speaking on his situation in Benin Republic, Igboho said that he is not afraid to return to Nigeria since the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Daniel Kanu, with whom he is fighting the same battle together, is in Nigeria.
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The court presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola also extended the order stopping the DSS and AGF from freezing the accounts of the embattled activist facing trial in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Olajengbesi, while addressing journalists on Friday, decried “the refusal of the SSS to honour a clear order of court” granting his clients bail, and threatened to commence contempt proceedings against the Director-General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi, if the court order was not complied with within 48 hours.
The PUNCH learnt that the presiding judge ignored the persistent argument of the DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, and signed the Release Order of the four contested detainees
The News Agency of Nigeria report that Justice Egwuatu had on August 4 admitted the 12 applicants to a bail.
Chief Registrar of the court, Emmanuel Gakko, gave the clarification in a statement on Wednesday.
However, while performing these duties, it’s pertinent to take into cognisance the voice of the people, which seems to be a missing link in the activities of the government in Nigeria, particularly, in dealing with the issue of restructuring which has birthed diverse agitations threatening the soul of the nation.
The YCE made this known through its Secretary-General, Dr. Kunle Olajide, on Thursday after its meeting in Ibadan, Oyo State
A year ago, my father, Pa Sunday Alaba Komolafe, was alive on Planet Earth. Though, he is no longer physically with us, this nice man and warm soul still lives in the memory of many people, including yours sincerely, his eldest child. My best friend and confidant exited this wide, wild world of war, misery and uncertainty, precisely, on August 11, 2020. He was aged 92. A year after, my father’s death still looks like a faraway movie! It’s like being a guest at a cinema in bewildered amusement.
In the motion no FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2021, filed on Monday by the DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, the secret police urged Justice Obiora Egwuatu to cancel the bail granted to Amudat Babatunde, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Oyetunji, and Bamidele Sunday.
The Nation reports Igboho has been in detention since July 19, 2021 when he was arrested by Interpol at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou.
Akintoye confirmed that he is in the Republic of Benin, but “not on the run”.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu, in a ruling a moment ago, granted eight of them, whose bail application was not challenged by the Department of State Services (DSS) bail at N5million each.
Olajengbesi made the plea following the production of the 12 detainees before Justice Obiora Egwuatu on Wednesday.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu had, on July 23, ordered the security agency to bring the detainees to court following an ex-parte motion moved by counsel to the 12 applicants, Pelumi Olahengbesi, to seek their fundamental rights enforcement.
It would be recalled that the DSS operatives had prevented the journalists from taking the photographs or videos of the detainees who were arrested on July 1, following a raid on Igboho’s residence at Soka Area of Ibadan in Oyo State.
However, the DSS brought eight of the detainees before Justice Obiora Egwuatu, following the ex-parte motion moved by counsel to the applicants, Pelumi Olajengbesi, on July 23.
Olamikan had attempted to take snapshots of the 12 detained associates of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo
Twelve of Igboho’s aides were arrested on July 1, during the nocturnal raid of his Soka residence in Ibadan by security operatives.
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.