Pelumi Olajengbesi, the lawyer representing the 12 associates of Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho has accused operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) of killing unarmed persons during the raid on Igboho’s residence.
The DSS had invaded Igboho’s residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, killing two of his associates, whom the secret police claimed were armed.
The secret police later paraded no fewer than 12 suspects arrested during the operation, who were detained for months. Eight of them were, however, released this week.
Some of the items allegedly carted away from his house include passports, charms, guns and dollars.
But Olajengbesi, in a recent interview, stated that the two persons killed were harmless.
The two persons killed have been identified as Saheed Adisa, popularly called Adogan and Igboho’s maternal uncle known as Alfa.
On Monday, eight of the 12 detained associates of Igboho were released by the DSS after initially disobeying a court ruling on the matter. The remaining four persons are still being illegally detained by the DSS.
Olajengbesi said: “The people that SSS (State Security Service also called DSS) claimed that they killed in a gun duel, those people were actually hiding during the battle, trying to prevent themselves from being killed because any room the SSS operatives entered, they sprayed bullets.
“Those people were harmless, they were hiding, and they were in the dark.
“As a matter of fact, one of the person’s killed was because he was blind, he couldn’t see.
“Two persons were killed. One was blind. One was in the bathroom hiding, they got in there and sprayed bullets.”
One of the associates responded saying that “Alfa is the one, he could not see, those killed were hiding for safety.”