The Department of State Services has released the remaining two associates of the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, after 114 days of detention.
A female blogger identified as Amudat Babatunde, fondly called Lady K, and Jamiu Oyetunji were freed on Friday, according to The PUNCH.
Their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, confirmed their release on Friday.
Recall that at least 12 associates were arrested on July 1, 2021, during a raid on Igboho’s Soka house in Ibadan, Oyo State, while two others were killed during a "gun duel," according to the DSS.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had on August 4, 2021, granted bail to all 12 detainees after meeting their bail conditions, including the provision of 24 sureties.
However, the DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, kicked against the bail granted by Justice Egwuatu to four of them, claiming that they were heavily involved in the alleged offence of arms stockpiling and other criminal activities of their boss, Igboho - who is currently in detention in the Benin Republic.
However, only eight of them, namely, Abideen Shittu, Abdullateef Onaolapo, Ayobami Donald, Olakunle Oluwapelumi, Dikeola Ademola, Bamidele Sunday, Raji Kazeem, and Taiwo Tajudeen, were released on Monday, August 30, 2021.
After about a month, precisely on September 3, 2021, Tajudeen Rinloye and Uthman Adelabu were freed leaving Lady K and Oyetunji.
In a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CR/305/2021, which was dated August 31, 2021, the DSS through one of its lawyers, S.M. Bello, filed five terrorism charges against Oyetunji and Babatunde.
“That you Amudat Habibat Babatunde (f) adult of Okeara of Ibadan, Oyo State did use your Facebook account as a platform to promote terrorist activities contrary to Section 18 (1 &2) of the Cybercrimes Prohibition Prevention Act 2015,” count five on the charge sheet read.
In an earlier reaction to the charges, Olajengbesi described the charges as “baseless, vexatious, shameful and without limbs.”