- Tajudeen Irinloye and Uthman Adelabu, arrested aides to Sunday Igbo have been released by the DSS
- The due along other have been detained for over 60 days by the secrete police after an invasion in Oyi state
- During the raid on Igboho's home by the secret police, two people were reportedly shot dead by the DSS
In what will gladded the hearts of many Yoruba nation agitators, the Department of State Services has released two more aides of Sunday Adeyemo.
Those released are identified as Tajudeen Irinloye and Uthman Adelabu. The news was confirmed by the detainees’ lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, Punch Newspaper reports.
Recall that they had been previously granted bail by Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on August 4.
They had met their bail conditions including the provision of sureties but the DSS refused to release them outright, Sahara Reporters added.
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The 12 detainees had approached the court to seek their release.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that barely 61 days after their arrest by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), eight of the 12 aides of Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, have regained their freedom.
The counsel to the eight detainees, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said that secret police released his clients on Monday, August 30.
Legit.ng gathered that the secret police, however, refused to release the remaining four detainees. According to the report, those released appeared at a press conference on Monday afternoon with their lawyer.
I have no hands in Sunday Igboho’s ordeal - Malami declares
Meanwhile, minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has said he did not have any hand in the raid conducted by the Department of State Services (DSS) in the residence of Yoruba nation activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo fondly called Sunday Igboho.
The DSS had raided the residence of Igboho in the early hours of Sunday, July 1 in Ibadan the Oyo state capital, an incident which sparked outrage across the southwest region of Nigeria.
The submissions made by the AGF were contained in an affidavit, deposed to on Wednesday, August 18 by one Thomas Etah, who is a civil servant at the federal ministry of justice headquarters, Abuja.