Just In! DSS Frees Remaining Two Aides Of Igboho After 114 Days

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Just In! DSS Frees Remaining Two Aides Of Igboho After 114 Days

The remaining two detained aides of the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho have been released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The two aides gained their freedom after spending 114 days in the detention facility of the DSS.

The lead counsel to the detainees, Pelumi Olajengbesi told newsmen.

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The lawyer confirmed that Amudat Babatunde (female) and Jamiu Oyetunji were both released on Friday, completing the release of the 12 aides who were arrested on July 1, 2021.

Recall that 12 aides of Igboho were arrested by the operatives of the DSS during the invasion of Igboho’s residence in Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State. They were subsequently arrainged before a Federal High Court in Abuja over allegations of arms trafficking.

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Following their continued detention since July 1st, Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Abuja High Court ordered that the 12 detained aides of Igboho be granted bail on the grounds that the detainees are entitled to bail under the provisions of the Nigerian law.

Although the DSS initially failed to comply to the court directive, eight out of the 12 aides were released on August 30, while the remaining four aides continued their stay in detention.

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The DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, during a court hearing had argued that the remaining four were still being detained on the grounds of alleged involvement in the stockpiling of arms and other criminal activities.

However,  two more detainees were freed on September 3, 2021 while the final two gained their freedom on Friday.

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