Judge signs release order of Igboho’s associates after 53 days in DSS custody

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Justice Obiora Egwuatu of a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has signed the Release Order for four of the 12 aides of embattled Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho.

This is coming after the associates have spent over 53 days in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.

The presiding judge ignored the persistent argument of the DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, and signed the Release Order of the four contested detainees.

The associates include Amudat Babatunde, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Oyetunji, and Bamidele Sunday.

The detainees’ lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, confirmed the development to Nigeriacheck.com.ng on Monday.

He noted that the judge could not sign the Release Order of the other eight detainees, because three of the sureties withdrew before the process of perfecting their bail conditions was concluded.

The eight detainees are Abdullateef Onaolapo, Tajudeen Irinloye, Dikeola Ademola, Ayobami Donald, Uthman Adelabu, Olakunle Oluwapelumi, Raji Kazeem, and Taiwo Tajudeen.

He, however, expressed optimism that the three sureties that pulled out would be replaced and the judge would sign their Release Order too.

The lawyer also urged the DSS to comply with the court order and release his clients immediately.

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