The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Wednesday filed an utility earlier than an Oyo State High Court praying to vacate the order stopping the arrest and freezing the accounts of Sunday Adeyemi, a.ok.a , Sunday Igboho.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the courtroom had on August 4 granted an ex parte utility by Igboho, restraining the Department of State Services (DSS) and the AGF from arresting, intimidating and freezing Igboho’s checking account.
Igboho’s counsel, Mr Yomi Aliyu, SAN, had knowledgeable the courtroom that his consumer’s life was being threatened after the invasion of his home by the DSS on July 1, the place property was broken and an occupant killed.
At the resumed listening to of the go well with, AGF’s counsel, Mr Abdullah Abubakar, knowledgeable the courtroom he filed a preliminary objection on the matter.
Abubakar stated that he couldn’t transfer the applying now as a result of he filed the preliminary objection and different processes within the matter out of time and urged the courtroom to grant him an extension of time.
He stated that the delay in submitting his processes, was not deliberate however as a result of truth he was not briefed on the matter on the applicable time.
The counsel to DSS, Mr T.A. Nurudeen, knowledgeable the courtroom that he has responded to the processes served on him by the applicant’s counsel.
In his response, the applicant’s counsel, Aliyu, stated the processes filed by the AGF have been incompetent, including that the respondent has exceed the 5 days stipulated by the regulation to reply after the obtained of the originating summon.
He urged the courtroom to not grant the applying, including that point was of essence in a elementary human Rights go well with.
Justice Ladiran Akintola granted the applying for extension of time and awarded N50,000 towards the respondent.
Akintola stated that the order restrained the respondents from arresting, intimidating and freezing Igboho’s account nonetheless subsist till it’s vacated by the courtroom.
He adjourned the case till August 30 for the listening to within the utility.