The Department of State Security Service (DSS) has released eight out of the detained 12 associates of the Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
According to their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, the eight were released “this afternoon.”
Olajengbesi said the detainees’ legal team, which he heads,was working to get the remaining four out by Tuesday.
Those released are : Abdulateef Onaolapo, Tajudeen Erinoye, Diekola Jubril, Ayobami Donald, Uthman Adelabu, Oluwafemi Kunle, Raji Kazeem and Bamidele Sunday.
Those still in DSS custody are Tajudeen Irinloye, Uthman Adelabu, Amudat Babatunde, and Jamiu Oyetunji.
Speaking at a press conference after the release of eight of the 12 detainees in Abuja on Monday, Olajengbesi insisted that the remaining four of his clients must be freed because they had been granted bail by the court.
He also stated that the DSS must account for the two associates of Igboho killed during the bloody raid of July 1, 2021.
Recall that Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on August 4, 2021 granted bail to the 12 detained Ighoho aides.
They had met their bail conditions including the provision of 24 sureties but the DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, kicked against the bail granted by Justice Egwuatu to four of the detainees, claiming that they were heavily involved in the alleged offence of arms stockpiling and other criminal activities of their boss, Igboho.
Before their release on Monday, the detainees spent 61 days in DSS custody.