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Attorney-General, Malami Denies Authorising Secret Police’s Raid On Sunday Igboho’s Residence




The Legal professional-Basic of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has denied authorising the invasion of the Ibadan residence of the Yoruba self-acclaimed activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly referred to as Sunday Igboho, by the lads of the Division of State Providers (DSS).

The invasion of the Ibadan residence of Igboho by the safety company had led to the loss of life of two folks.

Igboho had on August 4 approached the Oyo State Excessive Court docket in Ibadan, looking for an order of the courtroom restraining the DSS and the AGF from arresting, intimidating, harassing and freezing his financial institution accounts.

He desires the identical order for his aides and company who have been arrested and brought to Abuja by the lads of the DSS, thus asking the courtroom to declare the invasion of his residence on July 1 as unlawful and infringement on his elementary human proper.

However the AGF, in an affidavit deposed on August 18, 2021 by one Thomas Etah, who’s a civil servant of the Federal Ministry of Justice headquarters, and as a litigation officer, argued, “I’ve the consent and authority of the primary respondent (Malami) and that of Maimuna Lami Shiru (Mrs), Simon Enock, Abdullahi Abubakar and Elodimuo Ekene, the counsel in chambers assigned to conduct the defence on behalf of the primary respondent (Malami) to depose to this counter-affidavit.

“That the details deposed to herein are from my very own private information and in addition to details from info equipped to me in the middle of making ready the case, that the primary respondent denies paragraph 8(28), (29), (30) of the affidavit of Samuel Ojebode and states that opposite to the insinuation of the applicant to the impact, the primary respondent, who is just not a safety officer as has been severally acknowledged above, he didn’t take part within the fee of the acts being complained of or got here again to Abuja and assumed the position of a decide or performed any media trial,” Etah deposed.

However whereas the listening to was adjourned until August 30, Justice Akintola maintained that an order restraining the AGF, DSS or some other safety company from arresting or harassing Igboho nonetheless subsists until the following adjournment when the substantive case could be decided.


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