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Pelumi Olajengbesi, counsel for the 1detained associates of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has prayed a Federal High Court, Abuja to admit his clients to bail unconditionally.

Mr Olajengbesi made the plea following the production of the 12 detainees before Justice Obiora Egwuatu on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the applicants, who had been in the detention of the State Security Service, SSS since July 2, had approached the court through their lawyer to seek for their fundamental rights enforcement.

Mr Olajengbesi told the court that contrary to the Section 35(4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which stipulated that a suspect be charged to court within 24 hours, the SSS had kept the applicants for about 34 days in detention.

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However, counsel to the Nigeria’s secret police, I. Awo, though opposed the application for bail for four of the applicants in custody, he did not oppose the application for bail for eight others.

He argued that this was due to the level of their involvement in the offence preferred against them.

NAN reports that while the service did not oppose bail for 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th applicants, the security outfit strongly objected to granting bail to 2nd, 12th, 6th and 5th applicants.

Justice Egwuatu then stood down the matter for ruling.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the court on Thursday, issued a fresh order on the Director-General of the SSS to produce before it 12 detained aides of the alleged Yoruba secessionist leader, Sunday Igboho.

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The fresh order followed the refusal of the security agency to make them available for bail consideration as ordered by the court on July 23, 2021. 

Justice Obiora Egwuatu issued the fresh order following an appeal by SSS counsel, Idowu Awo, that the agency is given another time to comply with the order.

They are Abdulateef Ofeyagbe, Amoda Babatunde, Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diakola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah, and Ayobami Donald.

Others are Adelabe Usman, Oluwapelimi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi and Bamidele Sunday, while the two respondents in the matter are DG, SSS and the SSS.

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