The Federal High Court, Abuja, has granted bail to the 12 detained aides of Yoruba secessionist leader, Chief Sunday Igboho after 32 days in the custody of Department of State Services, DSS.
The detainees were admitted to bail by Justice Obiora Egwuatu in a ruling delivered on Wednesday following their bail applications, filed on their behalf by their lawyer Pelumi Olajengbesi.
The judge discountenanced the fears and apprehension expressed by DSS lawyer, Mr Idowu Awo, that some of the detainees will flee the country as their leader, Sunday Igboho, has done if granted bail.
Justice Egwuatu held that the detainees are entitled to bail by the provisions of the Nigerian law having been held in custody beyond the period stipulated by law.
The judge added that the law even frowned at a situation where citizens’ liberty is curtailed under unlawful circumstances.
The suspects were granted bail on various conditions and will remain in the DSS detention until their bail conditions are met.