DSS Sues Igboho’s Associates For Terrorism

The State Security Service (SSS) has filed five terrorism charges against two associates of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Jamiu Oyetunji and Amudat Babatunde were accused of committing acts of terrorism, including being in possession of prohibited firearms, and over 1,500 rounds of ammunition without lawful authority.

The secret police also accused them of involving in activities “in preparation to commit acts of terrorism”.

In the fifth count which concerns only Ms Babatunde, SSS alleged that she used her Facebook account “as a platform to promote terrorist activities”.

The details of the acts of terrorism or terrorist activities were not provided in the charges.

Their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, described the charges as “baseless, vexatious, shameful and without limbs”.

The charges filed on September 1, 2021, came two months after the two defendants were arrested along with 10 other associates of Mr Adeyemo in an early morning raid on his home in Ibadan, Oyo State, on July 1.

All the 12 were illegally detained without charge for 61 days, in defiance of a court order granting them bail, before eight of them were released on August 29.

SSS, a government’s secret service notorious for little regard for court orders, subsequently released two others – Tajudeen Oyinloye and Uthman Adelabu – on September 3.

The eight detainees earlier released by the agency are: Abideen Shittu, Abdullateef Onaolapo, Ayobami Donald, Olakunle Oluwapelumi, Dikeola Ademola, Bamidele Sunday, Raji Kazeem, and Taiwo Tajudeen.

Mr Oyetunji and Ms Babatunde have remained in detention after the 10 other defendants were released.

Although filed on September 1, the charges against the two remaining detainees were only served on the defence on Wednesday, a period of a week after the filing, their lawyer told PREMIUM TIMES.

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