Gani Adams, the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland,Iba has hailed Justice Obiora Egwuatu’s judgment that grant the 12 aides of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Igboho, bail after spending 32 days in Department of State Services (DSS) custody.
Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Kehinde Aderemi, described the judgment as a reflection of people’s confidence in the judiciary.
It will be recalled that the 12 aides of the embattled Yoruba nation agitator was arrested on July 1, 2021, during the attack on Igboho’s Soka residence.
In his reaction to the judgment, the Yoruba Generalissimo, expressed hope in the ability of the judiciary, adding the judiciary remains the bastion of hope to the people.
His word “Let me applaud the courage of Justice Obiora Egwuatu for her strength of character. She has distinguished herself as a, woman of hope and with today’s ruling, I think ordinary people can begin to repose faith in the judiciary”.
Adams however saluted the courage of the detained aides for standing firm in the face of stiff condition.
Our Reporter noted that Gani Adams had, last week flayed the DSS over its failure to present the 12 aides of Igboho after their lawyer; Pelumi Olajengbesi had filed their bail applications.
Justice Egwuatu, in her rulings said the detainees are entitled to bail by the provisions of the Nigerian law having been held in custody beyond the period stipulated by law.
The judge held that the law even frowned at a situation where citizens’ liberty is curtailed under unlawful circumstance.
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