A high court in Ibadan, Oyo state has granted an ex-parte motion restraining the Department of State Services (DSS) and attorney-general of the federation from “arresting, intimidating, harassing, and blocking bank accounts of Sunday Adeyemo better known as Igboho”.
Ladiean Akintola, the judge, granted the order on Wednesday following an ex-parte motion moved by Yomi Aliu, Igboho’s lawyer at the court.
Igboho and his wife were arrested at Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou on their way to Germany.
Ropo, the wife, was released after the pair were arraigned before a court in the country, but Igboho remains in custody after extradition hearing on the request of the Nigerian government was stalled.
He had fled Nigeria after his Oyo home was raided by operatives of the DSS. Two persons were killed by the DSS in the raid while 12 others were arrested and whisked to Abuja.
Igboho had through his lawyer sued the AGF and the DSS claiming damages worth N5.5 billion over alleged violation his fundamental human rights.
The ex-parte application moved on Wednesday is a part of the substantive suit.
Hearing in the suit was adjourned till August 18