The Federal High Court in Abuja has mounted Friday for the listening to of the swimsuit by the 12 persons arrested on the region of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) against the Department of Recount Products and companies.
The 12 persons and the DSS are to seem sooner than Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu on Friday for the graduation of the human rights’ swimsuit, SaharaReporters learnt.
SaharaReporters had closing week reported that the Yoruba agitators earlier sued the Department of Recount Products and companies sooner than the equivalent court.
In a joint application filed by their attorneys on the Federal High Court, the allies of the Yoruba activist described their arrest and subsequent detention as illegal.
The 12 persons are; Abdullateef Ofeyagbe, Amoda Babatunde (Aka Lady Okay), Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diakola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, and Jamiu Noah.
Others are Ayobami Donald, Adelabe Usman, Oluwafelumi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi and Bamidele Sunday.
The defendants are the Director-In model, Recount Security Provider (SSS), normally identified because the Department of Recount Products and companies (DSS) and the DSS.
On July 1, DSS operatives stormed Igboho’s region around 1 am, killing two of his mates and absorbing about 13 persons.
Igboho, who escaped the raid, has since long previous into hiding because the secret police accept as true with declared him wanted.
In the swimsuit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2021, the applicants had sought the grunt of the court mandating and compelling the respondents to construct the applicants sooner than the court and “point out trigger as to why the applicants ought to calm no longer be granted bail in accordance with the provision of portion 32 of Administration of Prison Justice Act 2015 and other extant rules in Nigeria.”
One of the crucial counsels for the applicants, Pelumi Olajengbesi, lately told journalists that the DSS refused to grant him and the opposite attorneys on the case find entry to to the 12 suspects detained by the secret police.
The detained persons, thru their attorneys, subsequently sued the secret police and its director general.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that although Tuesday and Wednesday had been announced by the Nigerian Government as vacation to stamp the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations (Sallah), the court insisted that it would hear the case on Tuesday.
Olajengbesi had talked about, “We had been on the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday and we can verify that the topic has been assigned to Federal High Court 9, Abuja and ought to calm be constructing for listening to on Tuesday the 20th of July, 2021.
“Whereas we’re no longer ignorant of the truth that the stipulated date happens to be a public vacation as declared by the Federal Government, we contacted the Registrar of the court and complained, but the response changed into that My Lord for my half mounted the date. We’re optimistic that we are in a position to find but any other immediate date since we’re no longer certain the topic will proceed for listening to that day, then but all over again we are in a position to note up.
“The topic must had been heard by now, but we are very a lot surprised that it took too long for us to find a response from the assigned court no topic submitting affidavits of shameful urgency. We’re gratified the topic is now in Court 9 and we are hopeful of having a true day in court quickly.”