Again, court extends order against Sunday Igboho's arrest
Sunday Igboho

By Sola Isola, IBADAN

The Oyo State High Court in Ibadan, on Tuesday, extended its order of interim injunction against moves to arrest Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemi, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

Abdulahi Abubakar, counsel to the first defendant, Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Mallami, had at the resumption of the court pleaded that the injunction given on August 4, restraining the arrest of Igboho be set aside.

He added that his motion was supported base on four grounds, supporting it with five paragraphs affidavit in response to a counter-affidavit.

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He also urged the court to disregard the counter-affidavit and written address and also set aside subsequent extensions of the interim injunction order filed by the applicant.

Chief Yomi Alliyu(SAN), counsel to Igboho, said the file is counter-affidavit and written address on August 24, and that he is adopting and relying on the written counter-affidavit.

He argued that the application filed by counsel to the AGF Malami was not filed properly before the court, stating that it was brought outside the seven days stipulated by Order 4 Rule 6 of the fundamental human rights procedure rule, 2009.

Aliyu stressed that their reply on point of law is admission that they are not within time. He added that at the moment, there was no motion for time extension, saying that the oral application cannot replace the process mandated by court rules.

Igboho has been in custody in Benin Republic since his arrest, while he was trying to leave Nigeria for Germany.

Since then, an extradition battle had begun, with the Federal Government making moves to bring him home for trial.

DSS presents video evidence

Counsel to the Department of State Services, T. A. Nurudeen, had earlier presented two video clips as exhibits tagged Ds1 and Ds2, which showed an outburst of Igboho on the need for a Yoruba nation.

He maintained his stand against the originating summon on August 9 and urged the court to dismiss the application, adding that there was no expert report to back up the claims on the clips by the applicant.

In response to the video clip by the DSS, counsel to Igboho, Chief Yomi Aliyu said that the language in the clip is not a court language and urged the court to grant the the prayer of the applicant on the presented evidence, which is unknown to law.

Justice Akintola then extended the Interim order restraining the Attorney General of the Federation, DSS, their agents or privies.

He then adjourned its ruling and judgement of the suit till September 17.

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