After spending 32 days in the detention of facility of the Department of State Services(DSS), Abuja, a Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the 12 detained Aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Igboho.
The detained Aides were admitted to bail by Justice Obiora Egwuatu in a ruling delivered on their bail applications filed and argued on their behalf by Barrister Pelumi Olajengbesi.
The Judge rejected the fears and apprehension expressed by the DSS lawyer, Mr. Idowu Awo, that some of the detainees would flee the country as their leader Sunday Igboho did if granted bail.
In his submission, Justice Egwuate said that the detainees are entitled to bail by the provisions of the Nigeria law having been held in custody beyond the period stipulated by law.
The Judge said, that, the law even frowned at situations where citizens’ liberty is curtailed under unlawful circumstances.
However, the suspects were granted bail on various conditions and will remain in the DSS custody until they perfect their bail conditions.