Two more aides to the Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, have been released.
According to their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, the two were released by the secret police on Friday.
However, the DSS refused to release the remaining two individuals, Lady K and another, in violation of a court order granting bail to all 12 aides of the Yoruba Nation agitator in the bureau’s custody.
The secret police had previously released eight of the activists on August 30.
They had met the terms of their bail, which included providing 24 bails, but the DSS attorney, Idowu Awo, challenged bail granted to four of the detainees by Judge Egwuatu, claiming they were heavily involved. in the alleged crime of arms stockpiling and other criminal activities of their boss, Igboho.
Awo had filed a request for remand for the four detainees and said their release would influence the investigation. He had also approached an appeals court in Abuja to revoke the bail previously granted to the four people.
The aides were released in Olajengbesi after the Department of State Services (DSS) failed to comply with a court ruling on the case.
It is recalled that the lawyer issued an ultimatum to the DSS to release the detained aides who had been arrested at Igboho’s home.
He had said: “It has become necessary and urgent to deliver this short speech in light of the vengeful and oppressive behavior of the State Security Service (SSS) (also known as DSS) in the case involving 12 detained employees of Yoruba Nation activist were, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho.
“In the wee hours of July 1, 2021, a joint team of men from the State Security Service (SSS) and the Nigerian Army broke into the Ibadan home of the Yoruba Nation, without a legitimate reason or warrant for arrest. activist popularly known as Sunday Igboho who extrajudicially murdered two of his associates while detaining, confining and kidnapping 12 others to be imprisoned for no reason in the dungeons of the SSS, where they remain without delay to this day languish.
“All 12 detainees who were immediately subjected to humiliating conditions of detention and torture were barred by the SSS from accessing their lawyers to court intervention by means of an order recognizing and reaffirming the detainees’ right to legal representation. stressed against all allegations against them.
“Unfortunately and even unacceptable, although there are no full or preliminary charges against all 12 detainees, the SSS has failed and refused to comply with a court order granting bail and ordering the release of all 12 detainees after the perfection of the conditions of their bails which have now been fully discharged and duly notified to the SSS.
“The SSS’s refusal to comply with a clear injunction from the court, while commonplace, is not only alarming and unacceptable, but is an affront to the authority of the court and our entire legal system. Such blatant disregard for, and contemptuous, hateful and brutal disregard for a court order, if allowed to fester, would undermine the integrity of the court itself and lead to even newer levels of roguery by state agents. It would also amount to surrendering the freedom and rights of all twelve inmates to the whims and whims of an agency that has gone rogue and thrives on willful disobedience to court orders.
“In light of this, we are giving the SSS, in particular its Director General, forty-eight (48) hours and not an hour more, to fully obey and comply with the court’s release order in favor of all 12 detainees employees of mr. Sunday Igboho or face contempt proceedings before a court of competent jurisdiction with the full weight and damages of the court instituted against his impudence and disregard of a court order.
“Please note that we will not fail to exhaust all legal and social resources available to the detainees in enforcing their rights in this case and setting the tone against the notorious disregard for due process and the rule of law by the SSS.”