The arraignment of two associates of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho was on Monday stalled on the Federal High Court, Abuja following the absence of an interpreter.
The associates are Jamiu Oyetunji and Amudat Babatunde.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had on August 31, 2021, filed a go well with marked FHC/ABJ/CR/305/2021, bordering on terrorism fees in opposition to the agitators.
At the resumed listening to of the case on Monday, the defence counsel Pelumi Olajengbesi argued that the DSS doesn’t have the capability in regulation to file terrorism fees in opposition to the defendants.
He added that solely the Attorney General of the Federation has the facility to hold out the method.
He additionally argued that there was a necessity for a reliable interpreter as a result of his shoppers couldn’t converse or perceive English.
He stated a Yoruba interpreter was wanted to allow them to hear and perceive the fees most popular in opposition to them.
The trial choose, Justice Obiorah Egwuatu, subsequently, adjourned the matter to January 22, 2022.
The DSS had alleged that the first defendant, Oyetunji, was in possession of firearms for terrorism-related actions, whereas Amudat allegedly helped to advertise acts of terrorism, utilizing her Facebook web page.
“That you Oyetunji, Babatunde, with others still at large, on or about the July 1, did conspire to commit acts of terrorism.
“Oyetunji, Babatunde and others at large committed the acts at the residence of one Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) at Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
“They were in possession of prohibited firearms: contrary to Section 17 of Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013 and punishable under the same Act.
“They were in possession, without lawful authority, the under listed prohibited firearms: five AK 47 rifles with serial numbers 04956, 213740, two AK 47 rifles whose serial numbers could not be identified, two pump action rifles with serial numbers 8836 9398 respectively.
“Others are one pump action which serial number could not be identified and one stun gun.’’
“This is contrary to Section 1(3)(c)(v) of the Terrorism Prevention Act CAP 10, 2011 and punishable under Section 1(2) of the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act 2013.”