The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday said it was yet to be informed about the court judgment directing it to pay N20 billion to self-acclaimed Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise known as Sunday Igboho.
In a suit filed by Igboho through his lawyer, Yomi Aliu, SAN, Justice Ladiran Akintola of the Oyo State High Court issued the order. READ MORE
In the early hours of July 1, 2021, Aliu had headed to the court to contest the DSS raid on his residence in Soka area, Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
In his application, Igboho asked the court to compel the respondents to pay him jointly the sum of *500 million for damages done to his house and car, and another *500 billion as exemplary and aggravated damages for the malicious invasion.
As part of his request, he requested that the Federal Government and the other respondents apologize publicly in two national dailies and return all the items seized from his house, including: “N2m in cash, one thousand Euros, travel documents, among others”.
Our correspondent asked DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya about the secret police’s reaction to the court order. Afunanya said the secret police may not have been informed of the court order.
“The court may not have informed us,” he said. My official response is that I do not have any comments.”
Some of Igboho’s aides who were arrested during the raid have been released, except for two who were charged with terrorism.
Igboho is currently incarcerated in a Benin Republic prison awaiting the verdict of the Beninese court.