The 12 associates of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho will learn their fate soon after the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja returns from a short recess to prepare its ruling on their bail application.
According to The PUNCH, The lawyer to the detained aides, Pelumi Olajengbesi, had prayed the court to admit them to bail.
The DSS lawyer, I. Awo, told the court that he was not opposing the bail of eight of the applicants.
However, he opposed the bail of the other four applicants on the ground that the DSS’ investigation had revealed their high complicity in the offence of arms stockpiling.
The DSS lawyer argued that the four aides should not be granted bail in the interest of justice and national security.
He also stated that their investigation was currently ongoing and had not been concluded.
Awo submitted that once the investigation was concluded, the DSS would not hesitate to charge them to court.
“The fear of the respondent is that if granted bail, they will not make themselves available for further investigation and possible prosecution,” Awo argued.
The lawyer to Igboho aides, Olajengbesi, prayed the court to discountenance the argument of the DSS as it was unknown to Nigerian law.
Olajengbesi stated that the Igboho aides have been detained by the DSS for 34 days and are yet to be charged to court for any offence.
He argued that their continued detention violated the provisions of the constitution and was an infringement on their fundamental human rights.
Olajengbesi also argued that the DSS does not need 34 days to investigate a person that they claimed was found with firearms.
Relying on the case of Bola Kale V. The State, he argued that the position of the law is that investigation cannot be indefinite.
Olajengbesi urged the court to release the Igboho aides on bail and assured the court that they will ensure a reasonable surety to give the DSS assurance that the applicants will be available for further investigations.
Man Utd will re-access Greenwood case – Jim Ratcliffe
Tinubu appoints Nandap new NIS comptroller-general
Bayern to part ways with Tuchel at the end of season
Man Utd legend Rooney ready to join Guardiola at City
Police arrest LP chair Abure
Bank of England to introduce new King Charles banknotes June
Niger workers begin indefinite strike today
EFCC arrests pilot over N1B fraud
14 Nigerian pastors involved in sex scandals
Drake’s nude video surfaces on social media
Ondo varsity student stabbed to death by suspected cultists
Aiyedatiwa nominates Olayide Owolabi Adelami as deputy gov
VIDEO: Nigerian dad who loses daughter to suicide blames UK boyfriend
Speaker Abass swears in 12 new reps members
Edo 2024: APC gov aspirant Idahosa knocks Obaseki over state’s debt
Rivers APC chieftain slams Tony Okocha over leadership claims
VIDEO: Thugs invade Osun APC secretariat
VIDEO: Strayed cow goes berserk inside NYSC orientation camp in Ogun
VIDEO: Are black cats bad luck?
VIDEO: Does COVID-19 only affect rich people?
VIDEO: Will I remain single if someone sweeps over my feet with a broom?
VIDEO: Gani Adams rallies Benin Republic monarchs for Sunday Igboho
FIDIO: Ǹjẹ́ Gbogbo Akitiyan Ìjọba Láti Mú Ẹ̀yìn Olóyè Sunday Ìgbòho Balẹ̀ Yìí Tọ́ Àbí Kò Tọ́?
VIDEO: Pastor Tunde Bakare declares National Movement
Metro19 hours ago
EFCC nabs six in Lagos for selling new Naira notes
Sports21 hours ago
La Liga reduces Barcelona salary cap amidst financial constraints
Entertainment20 hours ago
Odumodublvck to perform alongside Offset, 21 Savage in Germany
Sports21 hours ago
Injured Liverpool star Jota out for ‘months’, Klopp confirms
News19 hours ago
Tinubu orders settlement of N342m electricity debt
Politics10 hours ago
APC declares Edo gov primary election inconclusive
News10 hours ago
Suppliers urge FG to regulate fuel price
Metro10 hours ago
YouTube parenting advice influencer jailed for child abuse