A High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State has directed the Department of State Security (DSS) to pay N20 billion as damages to Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) for unlawfully invading his residence at Soka, Ibadan on July 1.
Justice Ladiran Akintola in his judgment awarded the sum as exemplary and aggravated damages against the secret police in the suit filed by Igboho in which he is seeking N500 billion damages for the invasion.
Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has dragged the federal government to court over the invasion of his house, demanding N5billion in damages over killed aides and another #500million for properties destroyed in his house during the invasion.
The Ibadan home of Igboho was invaded by personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) on July 1 when two of his aides were killed and 12 others were arrested during the incident.
Igboho, who claimed to be in the house at the time of the invasion, was not found by the DSS.
Igboho’s lawyer, Yomi Aliyu, had instituted action on Sunday Igboho’s behalf over his fundamental human rights trampled upon by the government in which he joined the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and DSS as co-defendants.
Delivering the judgment on Friday, the Court declared the invasion of Sunday Igboho’s house as illegal and tongue-lashed the DSS for acting based on what he described as “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” from his agitation for Yoruba Nation.