September 17, (THEWILL) – An Oyo State High Court has awarded N20 billion in aggravated damages to the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
Igboho had sued the federal government and the Department of State Services (DSS) for the invasion of his Ibadan residence on July 1, 2021.
Presiding judge of the court, Justice Ladiran Akintola, awarded the sum as exemplary and aggravated damages against the DSS in the suit filed by Igboho in which he is seeking N500 billion in damages for the invasion.
The court, which declared the invasion illegal, described the action of the DSS as “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” against his agitation for a Yoruba nation.
Justice Akintola in his ruling said if the identities of the individual operatives were determined, they would have been liable to pay the damages, and not the Nigerian government.