Friday, 02 June, 2023


DSS ignores release warrants for Sunday Igboho’s aides

The Department of the State Service (DSS) has refused to honour the release warrants issued by a federal high court in Abuja for the bail of the 12 associates of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.

The release warrants signed by Justice Obiora Egwuatu after the detainees had perfected the bail granted them by his court could not be executed due to the alleged adamant of the security agency to let the 12 detainees out of its detention facility in Abuja

Director-General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi, was said to have blocked lawyers from giving effect to the release warrants since Monday when they were served on him.

“It would also amount to surrendering the freedom and rights of all the 12 detainees to the whims and caprices of an agency that thrives in willful disobedience of court orders.

“In light of this, we are giving the DSS, particularly its Director-General, 48 hours and not an hour more, within which to fully obey and comply with the release order of the court in favour of all twelve detained associates of Mr Sunday Igboho or face contempt proceedings before a court of competent jurisdiction with the full weight and recompense of the court brought to bear against his insolence and disregard of the court order.

“Take notice that we will not fail to exhaust all legal and social remedy available to the detainees in enforcing their rights in this matter and setting the tone against the DSS’ notorious disregard of due process and the rule of law,” he said.

DSS ignores release warrants for Sunday Igboho’s aides

Credit: Nigeria Tribune


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