Court stops DSS, AGF from arresting, harassing, intimidating Sunday Igboho



An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan has restrained the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) arresting and blocking the account of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

Justice Ladiran Akintola gave the order on Wednesday after listening to the motion exparte filed by Igboho’s counsel, Mr Yomi Alliyu, SAN.

Alliyu had moved the motion exparte, urging the court to grant his application.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other respondents in the suit are the Director of State Services, Oyo State and the AGF.

NAN also reports that none of the respondents in court or represented by counsel.

his ruling, Akintola said that satisfied with explaination provided by the applicant’s counsel, evidencing the urgent need to grant the application.

The judge ordered and restrained the respondents, their agents or any other security agents on their behalf killing, arresting, detaining or harrassing Igboho.

Akintola also restrained the respondents interfering with the applicant’s fundamental rights to life, personal liberty, freedom of movement and enjoyment of his without fear of invasion of his home.

The judge further ordered the respondents blocking the account of the applicant in any bank or placing no debit on it and to lift same where they had so acted, pending the hearing and determination of the suit.

He, however, adjourned the case till Aug. 18, for hearing of the originating summon.

Alliyu had informed the court that the life of his client being threatened after the invasion of his on July 1 by DSS officials.

The informed the court that his client’s were damaged and one of the occupants killed by the security agents during the invasion.

tendered exhits and a written address to support his motion. (NAN)