Yoruba Nation: DSS in full compliance with court order, produces Sunday Igboho’s 12 aides


Apprehension and anxiety generated with the absence of 4 out of detained 12 aides of the alleged Yoruba secessionist leader Sunday Igboho has been put to rest on Wednesday as the Department of the State Services, DSS, brought the entire detainees to court.

DSS had at the last adjourned date brought only 8 detainees to court in what appears to be a partial compliance with the order of a Federal High Court, Abuja.

The absence of the remaining 4 without any explanation had generated apprehension and speculation as what could have happened to the rest.

It was, however, noted inside the court room that all the 12 detained were in court.

At the time of this report, Justice Obiora Egwuatu has just stepped into the court room for continuation of the suit instituted by the detainees against the DSS Director General.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu had on July 29, reiterated his order to the DSS to produce the applicants in court on August 2 and also appear before the court to show why the applicants should not be released unconditionally.

The order was sequel to an exparte application argued by applicants’ lawyer, Mr Pelumi Olajeingbesi, wherein he informed the court that the applicants have been in custody of the DSS since July 1, 2021.

They were arrested during a midnight raid on Igboho’s residence in Oyo State and subsequently brought to Abuja.