Sunday Igboho’s aides: Case adjourned till Feb 2022
THE trial of two aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been adjourned till January 24, 2022, by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday.
The adjournment followed the absence of any Yoruba interpreter in court.
The Defendants- Jamiu Oyetunji and Amudat Babatunde- were among the 12 persons that were arrested and detained after a midnight raid the Department of State Services, DSS, conducted at Igboho’s residence on July 1.
They are facing a fresh five-count terrorism charge the DSS preferred against them.
It will be recalled that the security agency had on September 8, through its lawyer, Mr. I. Awo, informed the court that a gang of mobile armed robbers commonly known as ‘One Chance’ operators, highjacked its case file on a fundamental rights enforcement suit Igboho’s aides filed to challenge their arrest and detention.
The court had on the strength of the fundamental right suit, granted bail to all the 12 detainees.
However, in the fresh charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/305/2021, which was signed by S. M. Bello, the DSS alleged that the 1st Defendant, Oyetunji, was in possession of firearms for terrorism-related activities.
It further alleged that the 2nd Defendant, Amudat, helped to promote acts of terrorism, using her Facebook page.