Abiodun OBA

At least five terrorism charges have been filed against the two unreleased but bail granted detained aides of Yoruba secessionist agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho.

The Department of State Services (DSS), in suit no FHC/ABJ/CR/305/2021, dated August 31, 2021, through its lawyer S.M. Bello, filed the charges against Noah Oyetunji and Amudat Babatunde (female).

Oyetunji was alleged to be in possession of firearms for terrorism-related activities while Babatunde was said to promote terroristic acts through her Facebook account.

In a chat with newsmen on Wednesday, Pelumi Olajengbesi, the detainees’ lawyer, said, “The charges are baseless, vexatious, shameful and without limbs.”

The court has not fixed any date for the hearing.

Recall, that the DSS, last week, freed 10 of the 12 aides of Igboho after over 60 days in detention following their arrest on July 1.

The DSS had during a midnight raid on Igboho’s Soka house in Ibadan, Oyo State, arrested 12 of his aides and whisked them away to Abuja, where they had been kept in detention.

The detainees had approached the court to seek their fundamental right to freedom.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had on August 4, 2021, granted bail to the 12 detainees.

They had met their bail conditions, including the provision of 24 sureties, but the DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, had kicked against the bail granted by Justice Egwuatu to four of them, claiming that they were heavily involved in the alleged offence of arms stockpiling and other criminal activities of their boss, Igboho.

After a long dilly-dally, the secret police, in compliance with a court order, first released eight of the 12 detainees on Monday, August 30, 2021, holding onto the remaining four. Two more aides were freed last Friday while Babatunde and Oyetunji are still in detention.

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