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Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by valentineuwakwe(m): 12:03am On Aug 05
The pan Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has praised the two Nigerian judges who delivered judgments on two cases involving the Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Igboho and his detained aides on Wednesday.

Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi, urged the government to comply with the court rulings.

He noted that those responsible for the execution of the rulings should be sanctioned if they fail to comply.

Justice Oladiran Akintola of the State High Court in Ibadan and Justice Obiora Egwaatu of a Federal High Court, Abuja, had on Wednesday, gave separate rulings in respect of Igboho and his aides respectively.

The verdict by Justice Akintola granted an ex-parte motion restraining the Directorate of State Services, DSS, and the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, from arresting, intimidating, harassing and blocking bank accounts of Igboho.

Justice Akintola also restrained the agencies of government from freezing the accounts of the activist, and where this had been done, it must be de-frozen according to the ruling.

Restructure Nigeria before 2023 – Afenifere charges Buhari

Similarly, Justice Obiora Egwaatu of a Federal High Court, Abuja, also granted bails to the 12 aides of Igboho who were arrested on July 1, by DSS operatives during a raid of his residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Reacting, Ajayi commended the judges for delivering such rulings.

In a statement he signed and forwarded to DAILY POST, Ajayi said: “The verdicts given by Justices Oladiran Akintola and Obiora Egwaatu further reinforce our confidence in the judiciary. We call on the officials and government agencies concerned to comply with the court’s rulings.

“It took valiant legal efforts of Barrister Pelumi Olajengbensi to counter the efforts of the DSS lawyer, Barrister I. Awo who tried to stop the suspects from being granted bails.

“Afenifere saluted the courage of Justice Obiora Egwaatu for granting the bails especially given the fact that the suspects have been in the custody of the DSS for 34 days without being charged to court.

This is against the expressed provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which, in Section 35(4), stipulates that a suspect be charged to court within 24 hours of arrest”

Afenifere praised Justice Egwaatu for insisting that all the detainees be brought to court when the DSS was literally playing hide and seek with their fate.

“In a saner clime, their initial submission of not knowing where some of the detainees were should earn the officials concern sanction. They did so all in an attempt to prevent the detainees from getting justice.

“We salute Justice Egwaatu for standing firm and for eventually granting the detainees bails.”

The Afenifere spokesman added that since it is the Constitution that stipulates the time period of 24 hours within which a suspect must be charged to court after arrest, “any officer or agency of government that contravenes this aspect of the law must be sanctioned severely to serve as a deterrence to others. It is the failure to sanction erring officials of government in the past that emboldened others to trample on the fundamental human rights of Nigerians”.

Ajayi also gave kudos to Justice Akintola for granting the prayers of Igboho’s lawyer, Barrister Yomi Alliyu in the course of arguing the N500 billion case he instituted against the DSS for damages caused when the agency forcefully invaded his client’s house.

“The verdicts Justices Akintola and Egwaatu confirm the exhortation that the court is the place to go when one’s right is infringed upon.”

https://dailypost.ng/2021/08/04/sunday-igboho-afenifere-reacts-as-court-stops-buhari-govt-from-arresting-agitator/

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by sofeo(m): 12:34am On Aug 05
OK.

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by Praxis758: 12:45am On Aug 05
This court order is a bitter news for this administration's apologists.

Trust me, Neither Buhari nor the DSS will honour this court order. Nigeria is the one of those few countries where leaders and presidents are greater that the law and can flout the court verdict/order at will.

Court orders/verdicts are always at the mercies of Nigerian presidents, elites, politicians and governors.

We hadn't descended to this abyss of dictatorial presidency, human right abuse by the government and disregard for court pronouncements under GEJ that the Obama administration slammed us with the Leah law.

We keep shooting ourselves on the leg before the international community by our leaders' persistent flouting the court verdicts/orders.

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by ajailer(m): 12:50am On Aug 05
Igboho might be coming out from Benin soon. Benin govt. seems willing to tow the legal path and since a court judgement in Naija has said null and void over Igboho matter then I expect him to be released soon .

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by VEHINTOLAR: 1:02am On Aug 05
If Buhari says he won't give us in full measure,we won't accept it in half measure too ! On YURUBA NATION we stand and remain unshakable !

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by orisa37: 3:56am On Aug 05
NO RESTRUCTURE NO 2023.

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by Unsad(m): 5:48am On Aug 05
Good one for the justice system but do they obey court orders in this part of the world ?

Your guess is good as mine.

Buying bitcoins and all digital assets at good rates and very fast pay.

Tap in bosses.

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by TheVoice21(m): 5:53am On Aug 05
No be today we dey here court order.... What Buhari can not break does not Exist

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by iambijo(m): 5:54am On Aug 05
Hmmn
Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by SheikhMuniru(m): 5:55am On Aug 05
Koni Ragba Fun Buhari And His Co.

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by Wordoftruth: 5:56am On Aug 05
Praxis758:
This court order is a bitter news for this administration's apologists.

Trust me, Neither Buhari nor the DSS will honour this court order. Nigeria is the one of those few countries where leaders and presidents are greater that the law and can flout the court verdict/order at will.

Court orders/verdicts are always at the mercies of Nigerian presidents, elites, politicians and governors.

We hadn't descended to this abyss of dictatorial presidency, human right abuse by the government and disregard for court pronouncements under GEJ that the Obama administration slammed us with the Leah law.

We keep shooting ourselves on the leg before the international community by our leaders' persistent flouting the court verdicts/orders.
so right

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by onomeabuja: 5:57am On Aug 05
orisa37:
NO RESTRUCTURE NO 2023.
u said what?

Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by Mrdecent(m): 5:58am On Aug 05
Those people who were killed, so if they had arrested them, the court would have freed them too. That means they didn't deserve to die. Unfortunately, no one will be punished for their extrajudicial killing.
This country no balance.

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by Jesuschristus: 6:01am On Aug 05
Fg willnt comply, but if na Abba kyari or any northerner commit crime they will cover it

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by Aufbauh(m): 6:01am On Aug 05
This legal process initiated shows that Sunday Igboho deportation to Nigeria is eminent which is the softest option.

However if you believe that the government will honour the Court order then you're just hallucinating. Malami has his own interpretation.

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by manunitedbabes: 6:02am On Aug 05
grin this country that can change at anytime like kamaleon
Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by agbonkamen(f): 6:08am On Aug 05
Nigeria is a failed state, where laws are meant to govern a certain people. Can this government ever obey court order?

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by descartes400: 6:09am On Aug 05
Why all the hullabaloo about the court stopping the DSS from arresting Sunday Igboho who is already languishing in detention in a neighboring alternate universe undecided? I thought the judgment was only valid for 14 days, pending the determination of his case which was adjourned till August 18? Why the fanfare when it is not a perpetual injuction?

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by Guyman02: 6:09am On Aug 05
This Super Cop Tailor should also go to court to stop his extradition to FBI and not using Miyetti Allah to fight for him

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by thunderbabs: 6:09am On Aug 05
Trust me, of those cases were before a hausa fulani judge, you know how it would have turned undecided

Make they even comply to the judgements sef be another thing coz this buhari regime abuse the law with reckless abandon

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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by Generalkorex(m): 6:12am On Aug 05
But Bubu will not honor the court na
Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by obembet(f): 6:16am On Aug 05
It's will clear to all southerners that Buhari and malami don't obey court order.

So they should know where they belong to
Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by FatimaAbubakar(f): 6:18am On Aug 05
Buhari is cursed!

Malami is a terrorist!

Pantami is an idiot!!!
Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by GardenOfGod(m): 6:24am On Aug 05
Afenifere is always standing by their own. Such organisation is worth being a member. Congratulations for the victory at the court.
If DSS like they obey if they don't they leave.
The philosophy they are instilling in the minds of Nigerians is very clear. Government is supporting the so called repentant bokoharam members, rewarding them, but inflicting injustice on ordinary Nigerians, who are merely fighting for their rights in their fatherland.
"these also shall pass away" "affliction shall never arise the second time"
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Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by DSoj(m): 6:24am On Aug 05
Afenifere is a plague to Nigeria
Re: Igboho: Afenifere Reacts As Court Stops FG From Arresting Agitator by SarakiBukola: 6:26am On Aug 05
grin

Na Nnamdi Kanu dem fit yeye like that nah.

We have Sunday Igboho's back.

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