Newsbreak: You cant arrest Igboho, Court orders AGF, DSS stops blocking bank accounts
By Mudashiru Ajayi
A High Court sitting in Oyo State has ordered the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami not to arrest Pan Yoruba activist, Mr Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho)
The court also ordered the Directorate of State Security, (DSS) to leave Igboho alone and that his private accounts must not be blocked.
The hearing of the suit has been fixed for August 08
Justice Ladiean Akintola of Oyo High Court today granted an ex-parte motion halting the Department of State Security (DSS) and Attorney General of the Federation from hunting or arresting the self determination activist.
Observers consider the Court order as a boost for Igboho who is battling extradition from Benin Republic.
A source close to his lawyer said the court order will be presented at the Court in Benin Republic to show there is a legal pronouncement that Igboho is not a criminal as the Nigerian authority has portrayed him.
Chief Yomi Aliu (SAN) had file the ex parte motion at the court on Wednesday.
In the Originating summon, Aliu had asked for payment of the sum of N500 billion as damages following the armed invasion of Igboho’s house on July 1 during which no fewer than two people were killed.
Aliu said the Attorney General has no option than to respect the rule of law.
In a related development, lawyers of Igboho said there are strong indications that Igboho may be released without any criminal charges by the authorities in Benin Republic even in the face of pressure being mounted by the Nigerian government to ensure his extradition to Nigeria.