When the matter came up before Justice Obiora Egwuatu, the DSS only produced eight of the detained Igbobo’s aides in court. The produced aides consisted of seven males and one female.
Recall that it was earlier reported that Justice Egwuatu had ordered the DSS to produce all the 12 detained aides.
However, at the last adjourned date when the DSS failed to produce them in court, the DSS lawyer, I. Awo, had told the court that some of the names on the court order were different from the names of the persons they had arrested on July 1, 2021, at Igboho’s house.
Counsel to the DSS, I. Awo, did not oppose the application for leave to amend the processes..
Justice Egwuatu granted the application for the lawyer to the detained aides to amend and file his processes reflecting the correct name of the detained aides.
He also adjourned the matter to August 4.
Meanwhile, the lawyer representing the 12 detained aides of Sunday Igboho, Pelumi Olajengbesi, has condemned the harassment of journalists at the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday.
“I condemn in totality the brutal harassment of journalists and media personnel by operatives of the Department of State Services this morning at the Federal High Court, Abuja.”