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Court Extends Order Restraining DSS, AGF From Arresting Igboho

An Ibadan High Court on Monday extended an interim order restraining the Department of State Services, and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami from arresting, killing, or harassing Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.

Lawyer to Igboho, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), confirmed this to journalists on Monday after the ruling, saying the court presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola also extended the order stopping the DSS and AGF from freezing the accounts of the activist facing trial in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

He said, “The judge said the interim order of injunction should continue until September 7 when we will go back to court.”

Justice Akintola had on August 4, 2021, restrained the DSS and the AGF from arresting Igboho or freezing the bank accounts of Igboho.

Igboho had through his counsel approached the court for an order to stop the DSS and the AGF from arresting him.

He is also seeking N5bn damages for the destruction of his house and cars.

Operatives of the secret police had raided his Ibadan residence on July 1, 2021, killed two of his associates and arrested 12 others.

Igboho is being detained in Benin Republic, since July 19, 2021, following his arrest at Cotonou airport as he tried to board a Germany-bound flight.

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