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Court Turns Down Govt’s Request to Dismiss Igboho’s Suit

An Oyo State High Court in Ibadan yesterday rejected a request by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) to stop hearing a suit instituted against the Federal Government by Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemi(aka Sunday Igboho).


Adeyemi had filed the suit challenging the invasion of his Ibadan residence on July 1 by operatives of the Department of State Services(DSS), a Federal Government agency.


In Abuja, the Federal High Court clarified that a judge was on the ground to sign an August 4 bail warrant of the aides and associates of the agitator by Justice Obiora Egwuatu.


It blamed their counsel for failing to approach Justice A.R. Mohammed, who alternates as a vacation judge, for the release of the detainees.


Malami had in his motion on notice raised a preliminary objection against Adeyemi’s suit.


He argued that the Oyo State High Court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.


The Attorney-General was represented in the court yesterday by a team of 10 lawyers led by Abdulahi Abubakar. On the team were Adekola Olawoye (SAN) and Oladipo Olasope (SAN).

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