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Nigeria’s Secret Police Appeal Court Ruling Granting Bail To 12 Igboho’s Associates, Allege Judge Made Errors

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The Division of State Companies (DSS) has appealed the courtroom ruling granting bail to 12 Yoruba Nation activist arrested on the residence of secessionist chief, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.

 In a swimsuit numbered FHC/ABJ/647/2021, the appellant, the Director-Common, Yusuf Bichi and the nation’s secret police he heads, in any other case referred to as the State Safety Companies (SSS) or DSS appealed to the Court docket of Attraction, Abuja, of “being dissatisfied with the choice of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja presided over by the Honourable Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu which choice was handed down within the ruling delivered on the 4th day of August, 2021 in Go well with no: FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2021; Abdulateef Ademola Onaoluapo and 11 Ors v Director Common, State Safety Companies.”



Egwuatu of the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja had on August 4 granted bail to the 12 associates of Sunday Igboho.

Delivering the ruling on the appliance filed by the 12 candidates earlier than the courtroom, the presiding Decide mentioned, “It’s clear that no cost has been introduced towards Sunday Igboho’s aides since their arrest.”

As such, the courtroom held that detaining them with out charging them contravenes the provisions of the Administration of Felony Justice Act and their basic rights.

Eight of the candidates, the first, third, 4th, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh candidates, have been granted bail within the sum of N5 million every in like sum and to supply a surety resident in Abuja.

The remaining 4 candidates, the 2nd, fifth, sixth, and twelfth candidates, have been granted bail within the sum of N10 million every with two sureties in like sum, who should even be resident in Abuja.

Nevertheless, in accordance with a duplicate of the appellate swimsuit obtained by SaharaReporters on Sunday, Bichi and the DSS “do hereby attraction to the Court docket of Attraction upon the grounds set out in paragraph 3 and can on the listening to of the attraction search the reduction(s) set out in paragraph 4.

“And the Appellant additional states that the names and addresses of the individuals instantly affected by the attraction are these set out in paragraph 5.”

It added that a part of the choice of the courtroom complained of is the “a part of the choice referring to the grant of bail to the 2nd, fifth, sixth and twelfth Candidates, Respondents.”

The names of the 12 aides are Abdullateef Ofegbade, Amudat Habibat Babatunde, aka Girl Okay, Tajudeen Irinloye, Diekola Jubril Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah Oyetunji, Ayobami Donald, Uthman Opeyemi Adelabu, Olakinle Oluwapelumi, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi Tajudeen, and Bamidele Sunday.

The operatives of the DSS raided Igboho’s home in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on July 1, and arrested 12 of his aides who have been illegally detained earlier than the victims challenged the detention and abuse of their rights in courtroom.

They have been later granted bail after spending 34 days in detention, although on stringent situations.

The DSS, nevertheless, opposed their bail as seen within the five-page attraction swimsuit dated thirteenth August, 2021, stating three grounds of attraction.

The DSS filed the attraction by its authorized representatives who conprising I. Awo, I. Onotu and U. Batife and O. A. Adelayo.

The DSS, in a part of its grounds partly acknowledged that, “The Discovered Trial Decide erred in legislation and thereby occasioned a miscarriage of justice when the Honourable Court docket held that the information raised within the oral response to the oral bail software of the 2nd, fifth, sixth, and twelfth Respondents weren’t grounded in Appellants Affidavit, thereby denying the Appellants truthful listening to. 

“The Discovered Trial Decide erred in legislation and thereby occasioned a miscarriage of justice when the Honourable Court docket did not order events to file written addresses or affidavits when contentious points have been raised by Appellants.

“The Discovered Trial Decide erred in legislation when he held that Part 162 of the Administration of Felony Justice Act (ACJA) which set out the circumstances whereby bail needs to be refused to Respondents solely applies the place there’s a legitimate cost earlier than the Court docket.”

Figuring out a few of what it described as ‘Particulars of Error’, the DSS acknowledged, “The Appellants opposed the grant of bail to 2nd, fifth, sixth and twelfth Respondents and raised a number of substantial disputes as to information why these set of Respondents shouldn’t be granted bail.

“The Respondents didn’t file a written bail software to allow the Appellants file a counter affidavit whereby these information raised could possibly be deposed to.”

Within the Court docket of Attraction by Sahara Reporters on Scribd

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