Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, for the release of his aides arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services at his house in the Soka area of Ibadan on July 1.
Chief Yomi Aliyu (SAN), Counsel for the Yoruba Nation agitator, on Thursday said he had filed an action before a Federal High Court in Abuja for the release of the 13 arrested persons.
The lawyer did not give the details of the suit, but said Olayomi Koiki, spokesman for Igboho, had issued a statement that the DSS did not allow lawyers to see Igboho’s aides in its custody.
Aliyu said, “We have filed an action before a Federal High Court in Abuja concerning their bail. We filed it today.”
Recall that the DSS invaded Igboho’s residence around 1:30am on July 1. The secret police admitted to killing two of his aides and arresting 13 persons, and recovered arms and ammunition.
However, Igboho, has since denied the claims saying the weapons were planted by the DSS.
Meanwhile, the Yoruba self-determination group, Yoruba Ko’ya Liberation Movement has called on the governors in the South-West region of Nigeria to add their voices to those calling for the release of the protesters arrested during Lagos mega rally.
The YKLM, said this in a statement in Ibadan on Thursday by its Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Oluwajuyitan