Eight of Sunday Igboho aides arrested during a night raid at the former house has been released as if this moment.
This is coming after they were arrested and were in custody over a month. The secret police released the eight detainees on Monday, their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi narrated.
The detainees appeared at a press conference on Monday afternoon with their lawyer. Though there are still eyebrows raised over the rest of the detainees which the secret police, however, refused to release four of the detainees.
Speaking at a press conference after their release in Abuja, Olajengbesi insisted that the remaining four of his clients must be freed because they had been granted bail by the court.
He also stated that the DSS must account for the two associates of Igboho killed during the bloody raid of July 1, 2021.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on August 4, 2021 granted bail to the 12 detained aides of the separatist leader.
They had met their bail conditions including the provision of 24 sureties but the DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, kicked against the bail granted by Justice Egwuatu to four of the detainees, claiming that they were heavily involved in the alleged offence of arms stockpiling and other criminal activities of their boss, Igboho.
They were arrested around 1am on July 1, 2021, when the secret police “raided” Igboho’s Ibadan residence in a Gestapo style, killing two other associates of the activist in a “gun duel.”
The 12 detainees had approached the court to seek their release.