COURT GRANTS BAIL TO TWELVE SUNDAY IGBOHO’S AIDES
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the 12 aides of SUNDAY ADEYEMO popularly known as SUNDAY IGBOHO.
Delivering the ruling on the application filed by the 12 applicants before the court, the presiding Judge, Justice OBIORA EGWUATU said it is clear that no charge has been brought against SUNDAY IGBOHO’S aides since their arrest.
The court consequently held that detaining them without any charge contravenes the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and their fundamental human rights.
BraveViews reports that eight of the applicants, including: the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th were granted bail in the sum of N5million each with surety in like sum, who must be resident in Abuja.
The other four applicants, including: the 2nd, 5th, 6th and 12th were granted bail in the sum of N10 million each with two sureties in like sum, who also must be resident in Abuja.
Among the conditions for admitting the four applicants to bail is that one of the two sureties must be a Federal Government employee not below grade level 12.
The two sureties must also present evidence of three years’ tax payment and the document of their property must be verified by the DSS and the court.
The 12 applicants are however to remain on the custody of the DSS until they are able to perfect their all conditions.
Counsel to the applicants, PELUMI OLAJENGNESI had prayed the court to grant an order for them to be moved to a Police facility, experiencing fear of a possible manhandling by the DSS but the Judge, Justice EGWUATU refused to grant the prayer as he said he had not seen any reason to grant it.
The aides were arrested when DSS officials raided IGBOHO’S home on July 1 but a lawyer to the apprehended aides, PELUMI OLAJENGBESI had to sue on grounds that their fundamental human rights were being infringed on.
The DSS earlier on Monday, August 2 presented eight instead of the 12 arrested aides.
The Federal High Court then ordered the DSS officials to produce all the 12 aides in court on the next adjourned date and they did just today, Wednesday, in obedience to the court order.
THE IGBOHO RAID
The DSS had paraded the aides on July 1 and accused them and IGBOHO of stockpiling arms to cause chaos in the country.
IGBOHO rose to fame after issuing a quit notice to herders in the South-West over increasing violence.
He has also advocated for the creation of a Yoruba Nation out of Nigeria.
After the DSS raid on his home, Mr IGBOHO fled to Benin Republic and is presently in court fighting extradition to Nigeria.