A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja is hearing the bail application by the 12 aides of Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho. Igboho’s aides have been in the custody of the Department of the State Service since July 1, 2021.
On Monday, 2nd August, the Service only produced eight of Igboho’s aides at the court, an action the presiding Judge, Obiora Egwuata frowned at. At the resumed trial on Wednesday, the application for the court to grant bail to all the 12 applicants came up. However, Counsel to the respondent (DSS), David Awo opposed the bail application to four of the applicants, citing the high level of their involvement in the matter as a reason.
Mr Awo said the DSS was not in opposition to the application for bail to be granted to the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th applicants because so far investigation conducted by the respondent reveals that the level of their involvement in the offence of arms stockpiling and other criminal activities are minimal.
He said the DSS however opposed the bail of the other 4 applicants (2nd, 12th, 6th and 5th) because investigation so far on them has revealed a high level of complicity on their part. Awo argued that granting bail to the four applicants would not be in the interest of justice and national security.