Court grants Igboho’s aides till Wednesday to amend process in court*As DSS finally produce suspects in court

Suspects arrested during  the raid on Sunday Igboho’s house

Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court Abuja on Monday granted the  lawyer representing the 12  suspects arrested in Sunday Igboho house  till Wednesday to amend and reflect their correct  names in the court process.

The twelve suspects who the Department of Security Service (DSS) described as aides of Yoruba Nation agitator – Sunday Igboho were arrested in his house on July 1 in Ibadan.
Lawyer to suspects Polumi Olajengbesi had  approached the court seeking to enforce their fundamental rights .
When the matter came up last week, the suspects were not brought to court by the DSS, so judge gave an order directing  the DSS  to  produce them  in Court today.
In compliance with the order , the DSS on Monday  produced  Amudat Babatunde( aka lady K), Tajudeen Erinoye, Diakola Ademola Jubril, Abidemi Shittu, Jamiu Noah Otetunji, Ayobami Donald, Raji Kazeem and Bamidele Sunday .
When the matter waa called, Lawyer to the suspects,Olajengbesi informed the court that he had filed an application to amend the names of suspects on the application to reflect those being held in DSS custody.

Counsel representing DSS, Idowu Awo did not opposed the application but he objected to applicant lawyer submission that the application should be deemed as properly filed.

In his ruling , Justice Egwuatu granted  the applicant’s lawyer request and adjourned the matter to August 4.

Recalled that Justice Egwuatu had last week ordered the DSS to produce the 12 detained aides of Igboho in court in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2021 to enable the court to inquire into the circumstances surrounding their arrest and detention.
The judge also last week ordered the DSS to show cause why the Igboho’s aides should not be admitted to bail.
But in their response the DSS’ lawyer Awo  had stated that some of the names contained in the court order were different from the names of the persons they had arrested on July 1, 2021 at Igboho’s house.

Awo  also told the court that apart from the second, fourth and twelfth applicants, the identities of the rest of the applicants on the court’s order do not have the persons bearing those names.
But counsel to the detained aides of Sunday Igboho had in suit against the DSS and its Director-General, Yusuf Bichi, listed the following as the applicants: Abdulateef Ofeyagbe, Amoda Babatunde, Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diakola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah, and Ayobami Donald.
Others are Adelabe Usman, Oluwapelimi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi and Bamidele Sunday.