On the orders of Justice Obiora Egwatu of the Federal High Court, Sunday Igboho’s aides were brought to court. Justice Egwuatu had ordered the Directorate of State ServicesAides of Sunday , or DSS, to produce the aides who were arrested at the home of Sunday Igboho on July 1st.
Only eight of the 12 detained aides of Sunday Igboho were produced by the DSS.
The applicants’ attorneys claim that the detainees have been held in an underground cell with no access to their lawyers or family members.
The names of the eight applicants produced in court caused some confusion. As a result, Pelumi Olagbejensi applied to change the names of his processes.
Justice Egwuatu granted Olagbenjesi, the applicants’ lawyer, permission to amend his processes in order to correct the applicants’ names.
In the FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2021 suit, Justice Egwuatu had previously ordered the DSS to produce the 12 detained Igboho aides in court so that the court could investigate the circumstances surrounding their arrest and detention.
The failure of the DSS to produce the applicants in court was described by the applicants’ lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, as “an apparent affront on the authority of the court, which was not justifiable.”
However, today the case was previously put on hold due to the absence of the DSS’s lawyer, I. Awo. According to reports, the lawyer was on his way to court.
The suit was adjourned to August 4 by the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.