TECHNOCRAT MEDIA NIGERIA
IBADAN – Justice Ladiran Akintola of Oyo State High Court has declared the raid conducted by the Department of State Service on the residence of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) in Ibadan as illegal.
The court also went ahead ordered DSS to pay N20 billion to Igboho as exemplary and aggravated damages.
The Judge described DSS action as “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” against Igboho.
On July 1 around 1.30am, DSS had forcefully raided the home of Sunday Adeyemo, destroyed properties and arrested twelve of his aides.
Following the raid, Igboho sued the Federal Government and demanded damages.
Igboho asked the court to order the respondents to jointly pay him the sum ₦500m as special damages for the damage done to his house and his car and another ₦500bn as exemplary and aggravated damages for beaching his fundamental rights with the malicious invasion of his house as well as an order directing the Federal Government and the other respondents to tender a public apology in two national dailies.
Igboho had filed a notice of application, through his lawyer, Yomi Alliyu, to enforce his fundamental human rights, pursuant to Sections 33-46 of the 1999 Constitution as amended and relevant articles of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.
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