By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN—An Edo State High Court sitting in Benin, has adjourned till tomorrow, ruling on a bail application by Executive Director of African Network For Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Rev. David Ugolor, seeking his release from the custody of Police, who are holding him in connection with the murder of the Principal Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Mr Olaitan Oyerinde.
Counsel to Ugolor, Mr. Olayinwola Afolabi, who led 12 other lawyers, prayed the court to compel the Inspector General of Police and Attorney General of the Federation to urgently release Ugolor on bail pending the determination of the substantive suit.
Afolabi, who expressed worry over Ugolor’s continued detention, lamented that this was even after the State Security Service, SSS, had paraded some persons as Oyerinde’s killers.
He argued that Ugolor’s continued detention was a violation of his fundamental and constitutional rights.
Afolabi drew the judge’s attention to an affidavit of urgency deposed to by the wife of the applicant, supported with a medical report that the applicant was undergoing medical attention before his arrest and was in bad state of health in the respondents’ detention.