The Department of State Services has petitioned the Court of Appeal in Abuja to revoke the bail granted by the Federal High Court in Abuja to four of the 12 detained aides of embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, according to Sunday PUNCH.
On August 13, 2021, the DSS filed a notice of appeal numbered FHC/ABJ/647/2021 through its counsel, Idowu Awo.
The DSS expressed strong opposition to Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court in Abuja’s ruling granting bail to all detainees on August 4, 2021.
In its notice of appeal, the DSS claimed that when he dismissed the DSS’s objection to the detainees’ bail application, “the learned judge erred in law and thus occasioned a miscarriage of justice.”
As a result, the DSS urged the Court of Appeal to “allow this appeal and set aside the lower court’s ruling delivered on August 4, 2021.”
According to our source, the Federal High Court has issued a summons for the compilation and transmission of court records to the appellate court.
Pelumi Olajengbesi, the detainees’ lawyer, told Newsmen on Saturday that his 12 clients, who are still in custody, had already met their bail conditions.
He stated that he was at the court’s bail office on Tuesday waiting for the judge to sign the release orders of his clients, but was informed that Justice Egwuatu had left.
Olajengbesi stated that he and other members of Igboho’s legal team were served with the DSS appeal, but that the secret police were acting “illegally.”
“The DSS is starting to act illegally and against the interests of the country. When bail has already been granted, the DSS should be concerned about the people’s liberty and not file an appeal against the bail granted. The DSS is heading toward lawlessness, according to the detainees’ lawyer.