The Department of State Services (DSS) has filed a five-count terrorism charge against two detained associates of Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho).
The charges were filed on Thursday, September 9, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, after over two months since officers of the DSS arrested and detained the two aides.
The defendants in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/305/2021 are Jamiu Oyetunji and Amudat Babatunde.
The DSS alleged that the 1st defendant, Oyetunji, was in possession of firearms for terrorism-related activities, while Amudat allegedly helped to promote acts of terrorism, using her Facebook page.
“That you Oyetunji, Babatunde, with others still at large; on or about the July 1, did conspire to commits acts of terrorism.
“Oyetunji, Babatunde and others at large committed the acts at the residence of one Sunday Adeyemo, (aka Sunday Igboho) at Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
“They were in possession of prohibited firearms: contrary to Section 17 of Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013; and punishable under the same Act.
“They were in possession, without lawful authority, the under-listed prohibited firearms: five AK 47 rifles with serial numbers 04956, 213740; two AK 47 rifles whose serial numbers could not be identified; two pump action rifles with serial numbers 8836 9398 respectively.
“Others are one pump action which serial number could not be identified; and one stun gun.’
“This is contrary to Section 1(3)(c)(v) of the Terrorism Prevention Act CAP 10, 2011; and punishable under Section 1(2) of the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act 2013.”
No date has, however, been fixed for hearing the matter.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has advised corps members; to enlist in the Federal Government’s whistleblower policy.
Bawa gave the advice on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
He spoke while addressing corps members taking part in the NYSC 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Orientation Course in Enugu State.
He was represented by the Head, Public Affairs Department of the commission; Enugu Zonal Command, Mrs Bethel Ude.
He said that enlisting the corps members in the scheme would enhance the anti-graft crusade in the country. Further, Bawa stated thatit was expedient for the youth to be active players; than mere spectators in the campaign against corruption and other economic crimes in Nigeria.