The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, mandated the Department of State Service, DSS, to present before it by July 29, the 12 persons arrested at Sunday Igboho’s Soka residence in Ibadan, Oyo state.
NewsWireNGR had reported that Sunday Igboho (real name Sunday Adeyemo) was declared wanted by the DSS after a raid on his residence on July 1st.
DSS claimed the raid was “based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place.
“On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine (9) men, suspected to be IGBOHO’s guards”.
”Six of them were armed with AK-47 gun and Three others, with Pump-Action rifles.
”In the course of the exchange, two (2) of IGBOHO’s armed men were gunned down while the rest were subdued and arrested.
”Only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his right hand sustained injury. He has, however, received medical attention and is very stable.”
However, 12 persons were arrested in his house during the raid and have been in the DSS detention since.
Issuing the order for their presentation in court, Justice Egwuatu said the DSS compliance would enable the court to determine circumstances surrounding their arrest and also rule on their bail application.
The court’s verdict followed a fundamental right enforcement suit that lawyers to the detained Applicants, Pelumi Olajengbesi, filed on their behalf, pursuant to section 32(1) and (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, as well as sections 6(6), 35 and 36 of 1999 Constitution, as amended.
The 12 persons arrestd at Igboho’s house and in DSS custody are:
- Abdullateef Ofeyagbe
- Amoda Babatunde (Aka Lady K)
- Tajudeen Erinoyen
- Diakola Ademola
- Abideen Shittu
- Jamiu Noah
- Ayobami Donald
- Adelabe Usman
- Oluwafelumi Kunle
- Raji Kazeem
- Taiwo Opeyemi
- Bamidele Sunday