Court rejects Malami’s application to vacate restraining order on Igboho | Dailytrust

Court rejects Malami’s application to vacate restraining order on Igboho

Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho
Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan Monday rejected an application by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), for vacation of the order restraining him and security agencies from arresting or harassing Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) pending the determination of the suit.

The court had, on August 4, granted an order of interim injunction restraining the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies from arresting, detaining, molesting or killing Sunday Adeyemo.

Counsel to the AGF, Enock Simeon, on Monday prayed the court to vacate the order because it was an interim injunction, which should not last longer than seven days.

But Justice Ladiran Akintola, who presided over the case, said vacating the order could render the eventual judgment in the suit nugatory should Igboho be killed before judgment is given.

He extended the order till the next date of hearing.

Counsel to the Department of State Security (DSS), Mr T. A. Nurudeen, later asked for adjournment to enable him to file affidavit to the counter affidavit filed by Igboho’s Lead Counsel, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), on the preliminary objection raised by Malami that the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the suit

The court then adjourned to September 7 for hearing.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
1017257739
Media Trust Ltd


Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Inquiries:
Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410