Idowu Awo, lawyer representing the Department of State Services (DSS), in a suit involving supporters of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the case file has been stolen by armed robbers.
Awo, while addressing the court on Wednesday, claimed that his colleague who was supposed to bring the file to court had unknowingly boarded a vehicle belonging to armed robbers, commonly known as “one chance”.
According to him, his belongings, including the case file were taken away by the robbers.
He consequently prayed the court for an adjournment.
The court was scheduled to hear a fundamental human right suit filed against the DSS by the 12 supporters on Wednesday.
In the suit, the applicants are seeking N100 million being aggravated and exemplary damages against the respondent for the serial breach of their constitutional rights.
DSS operatives had, on July 1, raided Igboho’s residence in Oyo State and arrested 12 of his supporters.
The arrested supporters were moved to Abuja, where they were kept in detention.
Obiora Egwatu, the judge presiding over the case, had granted bail to the supporters.
However, the DSS filed an appeal challenging the bail granted to four out of the 12 persons.
On August 30, the DSS released eight of Igboho supporters.