The Federal Government has been ordered to produce the 12 suspects arrested when operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) invaded the Soka home of Yoruba nationalist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also called Igboho.
A federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday gave the order while ruling on an application brought by the detainees’ lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, seeking their bail. Judge Obiora Egwuatu ordered that the arrested persons should be produced by the DSS on July 29.
The judge said the order for their production was to enable the court to determine the circumstances surrounding their arrest. SSS will also have to “show cause” why they should not be released on bail, either conditionally or unconditionally, the judge added.
In a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by, Pelumi Olajengbesi, pursuant to section 32(1) and (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, as well as sections 6(6), 35 and 36 of 1999 Constitution, as amended, the detained persons seek the enforcement of their rights.
The 12 persons, who have been in SSS detention since July 2, are: Abdullateef Ofeyagbe, Amoda Babatunde (Aka Lady K), Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diakola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, and Jamiu Noah.
The rest are Ayobami Donald, Adelabe Usman, Oluwafelumi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi and Bamidele Sunday.