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Court Restrains DSS From Arresting Sunday Igboho

An Oyo State High Court has restrained the Department of State Security and Attorney General of the Federation from arresting Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

The court also ordered the DSS and AGF not to block bank accounts obelonging to the Yoruba rights activist.

Justice Ladiean Akintola gave the order following an ex-parte motion moved by his lawyer, Yomi Aliu (SAN), at the court on Wednesday.

Igboho had through his lawyer, Chief Yomi Aliyyu ( SAN), filed an application before the court asking for N5bn damages for the destruction of his cars and residence in Ibadan during July 1 raid on his residence by the Department of State Services.

He had also prayed the court to stop the Attorney General of the Federation, DSS and other security agencies from arresting him or infringing on his fundamental human rights.

The court adjourned the suit until August 18.

Reacting to the orders, Aliu said, “The court has proved itself as the defender of the masses. The court has granted permission for him to exercise his fundamental human right of free movement.

“He can now walk freely as a Nigerian and his house must not be attacked. AGF is also a party in this case. I m sure he will obey this judgment. He is a senior advocate. I urge the government to be law-abiding.”

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