The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce the 12 detained aides of Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu, the presiding judge, granted the prayers of the detained aides at a hearing of the case on Friday.
The applicants are to be brought to court on the next adjourned date, 29 July.
The judge also ordered the DSS to show cause why the applicants should not be admitted to bail.
In the joint suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2021, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on July 7, 2021, the detained persons through their counsel, Pelumi Olajengbesi, sought an order of the court “mandating and compelling the respondents to produce the applicants” to enable the court “inquire into the circumstances constituting grounds of their arrest and detention” since July 1, 2021.
They also prayed for an order of the court mandating and compelling the respondents to produce the applicants before the court and “show cause as to why the applicants should not be granted bail in accordance with the provision of section 32 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and other extant laws in Nigeria”.
The ex-parte motion was supported by an eight-paragraph affidavit, exhibit, 11-paragraph affidavit of extreme urgency, affidavit of non-complicity of action, and a written address.