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Court strikes out SSS’ suit challenging Sunday Igboho’s aides’ bail

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, struck out an application filed by the State Security Service (SSS) against the bail granted some aides of the Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho.

The 12 detainees were arrested at Ibadan, Oyo State home of Igboho, a Yoruba secessionist agitator, on July 2.

Following an application by their lawyer, the judge, Obiora Egwuatu, granted them bail on August 4.

Dissatisfied with the ruling, however, the SSS filed an application urging the judge to reverse the bail granted four of the detainees.

But the judge threw out the Nigerian secret police’s application following its withdrawal by the service’s lawyer, Idowu Awo.

Mr Awo said his agency had decided to file an appeal against the bail granted four out of the 12 detainees, instead of asking Mr Egwatu to reverse his previous ruling granting bail to them.

The judge subsequently struck out the motion following the no-objection response from the detainees’ lawyer, Sunday Adebayo.

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