Finally, Court grants 12 detained Igboho’s aides bail
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted the bail application brought before it by the 12 detained aides of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu granted eight of them, whose bail application was not challenged by the Department of State Services (DSS) bail at N5million each while the other four were granted bail at N10million each.
The judge also ordered each of the detainees to produce two sureties and directed they should remain in the custody of the DSS until they are able to meet the bail conditions.
This came after the DSS lawyer I. Awo, told the court that he was not opposing the bail of eight of the applicants but opposed the bail of the other four applicants on the ground that the DSS’ investigation has revealed their high complicity in the offence of arms stockpiling.
The DSS lawyer argued that the four aides should not be granted bail in the interest of justice and national security.
He also stated that their investigation was currently ongoing and has not been concluded.
Awo submitted that once the investigation is concluded, the DSS will not hesitate to charge them to court.
“The fear of the respondent is that if granted bail, they will not make themselves available for further investigation and possible prosecution,” Awo argued.