Another choose of the Federal High Court in Abuja is predicted to signal a launch warrant of the 12 detained aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly generally known as Sunday Igboho, Pelumi Olajengbesi, the detainees’ lawyer mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.
Olajengbesi described the report that Justice Obiora Egwuatu, the choose dealing with the matter was kidnapped by unknown gunmen as false.
SaharaReporters had reported that Justice Egwuatu was alleged to signal the discharge warrant of the detainees on Tuesday however the bail workplace of the court docket mentioned he was not out there to take action.
“We have received several calls and messages across the globe trying to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of some media reports currently in circulation on social media and news outlets particularly outside the country with respect to the above subject matter,” Olajengbesi mentioned.
“It has therefore become imperative for us to put up this public notice so as to set the records straight. The report that the Hon. Judge handling the matter was kidnapped by unknown gunmen is not only false but condemnable as same is far from the truth.
“The report that the said Hon. Judge travelled out of town in an attempt to evade signing the release warrant of the applicants is equally condemnable and we do not want to be part of such reports. Also, let it be known that where a judge is absent under such a circumstance, any other judge within the Federal High Court can sign the release order and that is in process.
“The process of perfecting the bail conditions of those in custody is still in progress in accordance with the rules and practice of the Federal High Court of Nigeria and we are confident that the release order will be signed as soon as all administrative bureaucracies are concluded.
“We therefore appeal to the general public to exercise patience with the process.”
The Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested the 12 individuals on July 1, 2021, throughout a raid on Igboho’s Ibadan residence round 1am, killing two individuals within the course of.
The 12 detained individuals had approached the court docket to hunt their launch in keeping with their elementary human rights.
The aides are; Abdullateef Onaolapo, Tajudeen Irinloye, Dikeola Ademola, Ayobami Donald, Uthman Adelabu, Olakunle Oluwapelumi, Raji Kazeem, and Taiwo Tajudeen; whereas the 4 aides are Amudat Babatunde, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Oyetunji, and Bamidele Sunday.
Justice Egwuatu had on August 4, 2021 admitted the 12 candidates to bail.
The 12 individuals have spent about 50 days within the custody of the key police in Abuja however the DSS by means of its lawyer, Idowu Awo filed a remand utility, asking the court docket to nullify the bail earlier granted to 4 of the 12 detained associates of Igboho.