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DSS asks court to cancel bail granted to four Igboho supporters

DSS asks court to cancel bail granted to four Igboho supporters

by Bolanle Olabimtan 

The Department of State Services (DSS) has filed an application before a federal high court in Abuja seeking to cancel the bail granted to four supporters of Sunday Igboho.

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 raided Igboho’s residence in Oyo and arrested 12 of his supporters.

The arrested persons were subsequently moved to the federal capital territory (FCT) where they were detained.

Subsequently, the suspects, through their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, filed an application asking the court to “inquire into the circumstances constituting grounds of their arrest and detention since July 2, 2021, and where it deems fit admit applicants on bail”.

Ruling on the application on August 4, Obiora Egwatu, the presiding judge, granted bail to all the accused persons(pictured).

The judge said it was clear that no charge had been preferred against the applicants and that they had been in detention since their arrest.

But in a fresh application dated August 9, the DSS asked the court to cancel the bail granted to four of the 12 persons.

The agency is also seeking an order of the court “remanding the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 12th respondents/applicants in the custody of the applicants/respondents pending their arraignment during the vacation court”.

Alternatively, the DSS asked the court for “an order varying upward the conditions of bail granted the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 12th respondents/applicants”.

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