After spending more than 30 days in the detention facility of the Department of State Services, DSS, in Abuja, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory FCT, has granted bail to the 12 detained aides of Yoruba Nation Freedom Fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in line with their request.
The detainees were admitted to bail by Justice Obiora Egwuatu in a ruling just delivered on their bail applications, filed and argued on their behalf by lawyer Pelumi Olajengbesi.
The judge rejected the claims expressed by a DSS lawyer, Mr Idowu Awo, that some of the detainees will try and may flee the country as their leader, Sunday Igboho, has done if granted bail.
Dailypost who witnessed the judgement reported that Justice Egwuatu said 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 said that the law has even frowned at a certain situation where citizens’ liberty is curtailed under unlawful circumstances.
The suspects were granted bail on various conditions and are to remain in the DSS detention until their bail conditions are met.
Meanwhile Sunday Igboho, is still languishing in detention in a Benin Republic facility after he was arrested at an airport trying to flee the country.
The Benin Republic Government just recently filed fresh cases against Igboho, and he will continue appearing before a court until he’s granted bail or imprisoned to serve a term.