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Just in: DSS files terrorism charges against Igboho aides



The Department of State Services (DSS) has filed terrorism charges against two detained aides of Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

The secret police filed these charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja, two months after it had arrested, detained and refused to grant the aides bail despite a court order. 

In the suit no FHC/ABJ/CR/305/2021, which was dated August 31, 2021, the DSS through its lawyer S.M. Bello, filed a five count terrorism charges against Noah Oyetunji and Amudat Babatunde (female).

The DSS alleged that Oyetunji was in possession of fire arms for terrorism-related activities while Babatunde promoted terroristic acts through her Facebook account.

But reacting to the latest development in an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday,  , the detainees’ lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said, “The charges are baseless, vexatious, shameful and without limbs.”

Recall that the DSS had on the midnight of July 1 invaded Igboho’s residence in Soka, Ibadan. It arrested the 12 aides and whisked them to Abuja while Igboho escaped the attack. 

But last week, the DSS freed 10 of the aides after they spent over 60 days in detention. This is despite Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court granting bail to the 12 detainees.

They had met their bail conditions, including the provision of 24 sureties, but the DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, kicked against the bail granted by Justice Egwuatu to four of them, claiming that they were heavily involved in the alleged offence of arms stockpiling and other criminal activities of their boss, Igboho.

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