After 61 gruelling days in the custody of the Department
of State Services, eight of the 12 aides of Yoruba Nation
agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, have regained their freedom,
The secret police released the eight detainees on
Monday, their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, told our
The detainees are Abdullateef Onaolapo, Tajudeen
Irinloye, Dikeola Ademola, Ayobami Donald, Uthman
Adelabu, Olakunle Oluwapelumi, Raji Kazeem, and Taiwo
Tajudeen. They appeared at a press conference on
Monday afternoon with their lawyer.
The secret police, however, refused to release Amudat
Babatunde, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Oyetunji, and Bamidele
Sunday, claiming that they were heavily involved in the
alleged offence of arms stockpiling and other criminal
activities of their boss, Igboho.
Speaking at a press conference after their release in
Abuja, Olajengbesi insisted that the remaining four of his
clients must be freed because they had been granted bail
by the court.
He also stated that the DSS must account for the two
associates of Igboho killed during the bloody raid of July
Oniftv had earlier reported that Justice Obiora
Egwuatu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on
August 4, 2021 granted bail to the 12 detained aides of
the separatist leader.
They had met their bail conditions including the provision
of 24 sureties but the DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, kicked
against the bail granted by Justice Egwuatu to four of the
detainees — Babatunde, Shittu, Oyetunji and Sunday.
Awo had sought a remand application for the four
detainees saying their release would affect investigation.
The detainees have spent over 60 days in DSS custody
since they were arrested around 1am on July 1, 2021,
when the secret police “raided” Igboho’s Ibadan
residence in a Gestapo style, killing two other associates
of the activist in a “gun duel.”
The 12 detainees had approached the court to seek their