Breaking: Oyo Court Restrains AGF, DSS From Arresting Sunday Igboho, Blocking Bank Accounts
An Oyo High Court has granted an ex-parte motion stopping Department of State Security and Attorney General of the Federation from arresting, intimidating, harassing, and blocking bank accounts of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.
Justice Ladiean Akintola gave the order following an ex-parte motion moved by his lawyer Chief Yomi Aliu (SAN) at the court on Wednesday.
“The court has ordered that he must not be arrested, detained, or killed in the next 14 days. The account also said that his account should not be blocked,” Yomi Aliu said following the case.
The motion developed from the originating motion seeking N500 billion damages for invasion of his house in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, last month.
Aliu expressed confidence that Malami will not disobey the court order, stressing that it was given directly against his office.
Then, the court adjourned the suit until August 18.
Recall that Igboho and his wife, Ropo were arrested at Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou around 8pm on July 19, 2021, while they tried to catch a flight to Germany through an Air France plane.
However, Ropo, who is a German citizen was set free by the court on Thursday while the self-styled agitator was remanded in the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou.
Igboho was earlier declared wanted by Department of State Services in Nigeria for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he denied.
Federal Government of Nigeria accused him of trafficking in arms, inciting violence to disrupt public peace, and agitating for secession. It also sought his extradition to Nigeria.
The secret police on July 1, 2021, had raided his house, killed two of his associates and arrested 12 of them.