Court Denies FG’s Request to Dismiss Igboho’s Suit
By Saka Idowu Eletu
On Wednesday, an Oyo State High Court in Ibadan denied the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami’s (SAN) motion to halt the hearing of a complaint filed by Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemi against the Federal Government (aka Sunday Igboho).
Adeyemi had filed the lawsuit when agents from the Department of State Services (DSS), a federal government agency, broke into his Ibadan home on July 1.
The Federal High Court in Abuja confirmed that a judge was on the ground to sign Justice Obiora Egwuatu’s August 4 bail warrant for the agitator’s aides and allies.
It accused their lawyers for neglecting to contact Justice A.R. Mohammed, who alternates as the judge.
Malami had in his motion on notice raised a preliminary objection against Adeyemi’s suit.
He argued that the Oyo State High Court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
The Attorney-General was represented in the court yesterday by a team of 10 lawyers led by Abdulahi Abubakar. On the team were Adekola Olawoye (SAN) and Oladipo Olasope (SAN).
Malami asked for a time extension to enable him to file further processes in opposition to Igboho’s application. But the motion was opposed by Igboho’s counsel, led by Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN) because time is of the essence