The spokesman to Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, Olayomi Koiki, has accused the Department of State Security of denying the men and woman arrested at the residence of Igboho access to their lawyers.
Koiki in a statement on Tuesday said, “have since been held underground under lock and key, and remain incommunicado from their lawyers and families.”
Koiki alleged that “all attempts by their legal representatives to meet with them as prisoners of conscience at the DSS Headquarters, Three Arms Zone, Abuja yesterday the 5th of July 2021, and also today the 6th July of 2021, have been rebuffed, refused and thwarted by the Department of State Security on mere whims.”
He revealed that an official letter submitted by members of the legal team, requesting visitation rights with the detainees had been discountenanced by men of the DSS.
The spokesman explained that two of the detained individuals are in need of urgent medical attention, particularly the woman among them; stating that “although the DSS is very much aware of her health condition which requires urgent care, they have refused to act on same.”
“It goes without gain-saying that we will hold the DSS and its entire hierarchy liable should any harm befall these detainees,” Koiki declared.