A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce associates of Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) arrested on July 2, during a raid on his Soka, Ibadan residence.
Twelve Yoruba Nation agitators were arrested, while about seven others were allegedly killed during the raid by DSS and other security agencies in the middle of the night.
Justice Obirora Egwuatu ordered the DSS to produce the 12 detainees while ruling on an ex-parte application argued by their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi.
The detainees are: Abdullateef Ofeyagbe, Amuda Babatunde (alias Lady K), Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diekola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah, Ayobami Donald, Adelabe Usman, Oluwapelumi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi and Bamidele Sunday.
Olajengbesi told the court that the detainees have been kept incommunicado since their arrest.
Justice Ewuatu, in his ruling, ordered the DSS to produce them by the next adjourned date to enable the court find out the circumstances leading to their arrest and continued detention.
The judge also ordered the DSS to show cause why the detainees should not be released on either conditional or unconditional bail.
He ordered that in view of the urgency involved in the case, further hearing in the fundamental rights enforcement suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2, filed by the detainees, shall be heard during the court’s vacation.
He then adjourned to July 29.