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Court again orders DSS not to arrest Sunday Igboho, adjourns N500bn suit till September 17

An Oyo State High Court has again ordered the extension of the injunction order barring the Attorney General of the Federation, the Department of State Service (DSS) and their agents from arresting Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

Justice Oladiran Akintola stated this while adjourning the ruling and judgement on the suit of N500bn filed by the Sunday Igboho against the Federal Government till September 17, 2021.

At the resumption of the Court, FG’s counsel, Abdulahi Abubakar, stressed that the court should set aside the August 4 injunction restraining the first defendant Attorney- General of the Federation, Abubakar Mallami, saying his motion was supported based on four grounds supporting it with five paragraphs affidavit in response to counter affidavit.

Abubakar, urged the court to disregard the counter-affidavit and written address as well as setting aside the subsequent extension of the interim injunction order filed by the applicant.

Counsel to Sunday Igboho, Chief Yomi Alliyu, said the file is counter-affidavit and written address on August 24, 2021, and that he is adopting and relying on the written counter affidavit.

Chief Alliyu, (SAN), argued that the application filed by counsel to the AGF was not properly filed before the court as it was brought outside the seven days stipulated by order 4 rule 6 of the fundamental human rights procedure rule 2009.

He stated that their reply on point of law was admission that they are not within time, adding that as of present, there was no motion for the extension of time from them, saying, the court was not a Father Christmas and that the oral application could not replace the process mandated by rules of the court.

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