Attorney-General, Malami Denies Authorising Secret Police’s Raid On Sunday Igboho’s Residence

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has denied authorising the invasion of the Ibadan residence of the Yoruba self-acclaimed activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, by the boys of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The invasion of the Ibadan residence of Igboho by the safety company had led to the loss of life of two folks.

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Igboho had on August 4 approached the Oyo State High Court in Ibadan, looking for an order of the courtroom restraining the DSS and the AGF from arresting, intimidating, harassing and freezing his financial institution accounts.

He desires the identical order for his aides and visitors who had been arrested and brought to Abuja by the boys of the DSS, thus asking the courtroom to declare the invasion of his residence on July 1 as unlawful and infringement on his basic human proper.

But the AGF, in an affidavit deposed on August 18, 2021 by one Thomas Etah, who’s a civil servant of the Federal Ministry of Justice headquarters, and as a litigation officer, argued, “I have the consent and authority of the first respondent (Malami) and that of Maimuna Lami Shiru (Mrs), Simon Enock, Abdullahi Abubakar and Elodimuo Ekene, the counsel in chambers assigned to conduct the defence on behalf of the first respondent (Malami) to depose to this counter-affidavit.

“That the facts deposed to herein are from my own personal knowledge and as well as facts from information supplied to me in the course of preparing the case, that the first respondent denies paragraph 8(28), (29), (30) of the affidavit of Samuel Ojebode and states that contrary to the insinuation of the applicant to the effect, the first respondent, who is not a security officer as has been severally stated above, he did not participate in the commission of the acts being complained of or came back to Abuja and assumed the role of a judge or conducted any media trial,” Etah deposed.

But whereas the listening to was adjourned until August 30, Justice Akintola maintained that an order restraining the AGF, DSS or some other safety company from arresting or harassing Igboho nonetheless subsists until the following adjournment when the substantive case could be decided.

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