The State Security Service, SSS, has released eight of the 12 aides of Yoruba Nation leader, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
Pelumi Olajengbesi, counsel to the detainees confirmed their release on Monday at a press conference in Abuja.
The Igboho associates spent 61 days in the secret police’s custody.
According to the lawyer, those released are Abdullateef Onaolapo, Tajudeen Irinloye, Diekola Ademola, Ayobami Donald, Uthman Adelabu, Olakunle Oluwapelumi, Raji Kazeem, and Taiwo Tajudeen.
He said the SSS refused to release the remaining four persons, despite an order of the court granting bail to the 12 associates of the Yoruba Nation leader.
Those held back by the security agency include Amudat Babatunde, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Oyetunji, and Bamidele Sunday.
While briefing reporters on the development, Mr Olajengbesi insisted that all his clients must be released in accordance with the order of the court, having fulfilled all the requirements for their bail.
He also asked the SSS to give account for the two associates of Sunday Igboho who were killed on July 1 raid of the Yoruba Nation agitator’s house in Ibadan, Oyo State.