The 12 aides of the self-styled Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, who were granted bail by an Abuja High Court on Wednesday are still in detention due to lack of funds to effect their gathered that the aides have not been released 48 hours after because they were unable to meet their bail conditions as of Friday.
About N15million is reportedly needed to secure the release of the Yoruba Nation progenitors from DSS custody.
On July 1, the DSS raided the Ibadan residence of Adeyemo, fondly addressed as Sunday Igboho, killing two and arresting 12 others.
The DSS also accused Sunday Igboho of stockpiling arms and ammunition, an allegation the activist has since denied.
When the 12 Yoruba nation agitators were taken to court on Wednesday, four of them were granted bail in the sum of N10million with two sureties in like sum, while eight others were admitted to bail in the sum of N5million.
Giving an update on Friday, Sunday Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, pleaded with all Yoruba sons and daughters to assist in raising the money before the close of work on Monday, August 9.
According to a statement titled,
“Emergency bail contributions for 12 Yoruba agitators in Abuja”, Koiki said some “accounts were prepared to temporarily raise funds needed to move our people arrested at Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho’s house out of the bondage of the Nigerian Government before the close of business on Monday 9th August, 2021.”
He said that, “Our Legal Adviser has promised to supervise the utilisation of the funds for the purpose which it was created for.
“We hereby call on all Yoruba Sons and Daughters Worldwide to support this drive.
“The account is strictly for the BAIL of the 12 people arrested in Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho’s Ibadan Residence on July 1st, 2021.”