A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed July 20 to hear a suit against the Department of State Services (DSS) and its Director-General, Yusuf Bichi.
The suit was filed by 12 detained aides of embattled Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.
The Nation reports following the bloody raid on Igboho’s Sooka residence, the DSS arrested and detained 13 of Igboho’s associates.
DSS, during a “gun duel,” said it killed two of Igboho’s supporters later identified as Adogan and Alfa.
Those arrested and paraded were: Abdulateef Ofeyagbe; Amoda Babatunde, aka Lady ‘K’, Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diakola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah, Ayobami Donald, Adelabe Usman, Oluwapelumi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi and Bamidele Sunday.
One of the counsels for the applicants, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said: “We were at the Federal High Court Abuja on Friday and we can confirm that the matter has been assigned to Federal High Court 9, Abuja and will be coming up for hearing on Tuesday the 20th of July, 2021.
“While we are not ignorance of the fact that the stipulated date happens to be a public holiday as declared by the Federal Government, we contacted the Registrar of the court and complained but the response was that My Lord personally fixed the date.
“We are optimistic that we will get another short date since we are not certain the matter will proceed for hearing that day, however, we will follow up.
“The matter should have been heard by now, but we are surprised that it took too long for us to get response on the assigned court despite filing affidavits of extreme urgency. We are glad the matter is now in Court 9 and we are hopeful of having a good day in court soon.”