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Court stops DSS, AGF from arresting Sunday Igboho, blocking his bank accounts

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Court stops DSS, AGF from arresting Sunday Igboho, blocking his bank accounts

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan has restrained the Department of State Services (DSS) and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami from arresting, the Yoruba nation agitator Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. 

The court in an ex-parte motion also restrained the DSS and Mr. Malami from intimidating, harassing, and blocking the bank accounts of Mr. Igboho, according to Channels TV.

The presiding Judge, Justice Akintola gave the order on Wednesday following an ex-parte motion moved by Mr. Igboho’s lawyer Yomi Aliu (SAN) at the court. 

This was disclosed by Mr Aliu, on Wednesday, while speaking to journalists after the court proceedings, saying that the court has ordered that he must not be arrested, detained, killed in the next 14 days. 

The lawyer also said that his accounts should not be blocked. 

The order from the court is coming the same day the DSS, in obedience to a court order, produced all 12 detained aides of Mr Igboho before the Federal High Court in Abuja. 

The apprehended aides have been accused of stockpiling arms to cause chaos in the country. 

Meanwhile, Mr. Igboho is currently undergoing trial at a Beninese court on fresh charges bordering on illegal migration, dubious connivance with immigration officers, and an attempt to cause civil unrest. 

The court on July 28 granted him access to medical care and ordered that he be transferred to another detention facility. 

What you should know

  • Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrestedat Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou on their way to Germany. His wife was released after they were arraigned before a court in the country, but Igboho remains in custody after an extradition hearing on the request of the Nigerian government was stalled. 
  • Igboho had fled Nigeria after his home in Oyo was raided by operatives of the DSS with 2 persons killed by the security operatives in the raid while 12 others were arrested and whisked to Abuja. 
  • Igboho had through his lawyer sued the AGF and the DSS claiming damages worth N5.5 billion over alleged violation of his fundamental human rights. 

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