An Oyo High Court sitting in Ibadan has granted an order restraining the Attorney General of the Federation(AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN), Department of State Security Service (DSS), and its Oyo State director from arresting or harassing the embattled Yoruba nation agitator Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho).
The court, which is presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola, also restrained the respondents from blocking Igboho’s bank accounts.
The order followed an ex-parte motion filed and moved by his lawyer Chief Yomi Aliu (SAN) at the mentioning of the substantive suit seeking a declaration of invasion of his house as illegal on Wednesday.
The DSS personnel had invaded Igboho’s Ibadan residence on July 1, killing two persons and arresting 12 others who are facing trial in Abuja.
Igboho is also standing trial over immigration offences in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
The embattled Yoruba nation campaigner wants the court to declare the invasion of his house illegal, saying it was an infringement on his fundamental human rights.
The suit, which is an originating motion, is also seeking N500 billion damages for the invasion.
The ex-parte motion, dated July 22, was filed pursuant to Order 4, Rules 3,4, and 6 of the fundamental rights (enforcement procedure) Rules 2009.
None of the three respondents was either in attendance or represented in court.
In a chat with reporters, Aliu expressed confidence that Malami will not disobey the court order, stressing it was given directly against his office.
He said he would not try it being a senior lawyer who knows the implications.
Hearing in the suit was adjourned to August 18.