As reported, federal high court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the twelve aides of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho who have been detained by the Department of State Service (DSS) since their arrest on.
The trial judge, Justice Obiora Egwaatu while ruling on the enforcement of fundamental rights suit filed by their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi granted four ( 4) of the agitators’ bail with the sum of N10million each and two sureties each in like sum who must have a verifiable means of identification.
While the remaining eight were granted bail with the sum of N5million each with two sureties each whom must be a civil servant, meanwhile, the sureties must also be a resident of Abuja.
At the resumed hearing of the case Pelumi Olajengbesi, Lawyer to the 12 detained associates of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, prayed the court to admit his clients to bail unconditionally.
Olajengbesi made the plea following the production of the 12 detainees before Justice Obiora Egwuatu on Wednesday.
He argued that to continue to keep the applicants in the custody of the service would amount to an affront on the constitution and infringement on their fundamental human rights as provided by the law.
Meanwhile, lawyer to the DSS, I. Awo opposed the application for bail for four of the applicants in custody saying that the service has not concluded their investigation.
He argued that his objection to the bail application was predicated on the grounds of the level of their involvement in the offences preferred against them.
He added that investigation so far had revealed a high level of complicity on the part of the four detainees.
On July 1, DSS operatives stormed Igboho’s residence of Yoruba secession agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho at Soka, Ibadan around 1 am, killing two of his associates and arresting about 13 persons.
Igboho, who escaped the raid, had gone into hiding as the secret police declared him wanted before he was later arrested at the Benin Republic where is standing trial for immigration-related offences.