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Igboho Sues FG, Demands ₦500 Billion As Damages For House Invasion

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Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has sued the Federal Government over the invasion of his house and is demanding ₦500 billion as damages.

Igboho 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.

Channels Television obtained a copy of the application which was filed on July 22 before the Ibadan Division of the Oyo State High Court.

Apart from the Attorney General of the Federation, the State Security Service and the Director SSS, Oyo State were also listed as respondents.

Igboho is asking the court to among other things declare that the July 1, invasion of his house, Igboho villa in the Soka area of Ibadan is a violation of the fundamental right to privacy.

He’s also seeking an order of the court directing the respondents to return all the items seized from the house. He lists the items to include, N2m cash, one thousand Euros, travel documents including international passports belonging to him and his family members, gold jewelry and wristwatches, 2 mobile phones and other items yet unknown but which were allegedly carted away by the SSS.

Igboho also 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.

This comes a day after the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the Department of State Service (DSS) to produce the 12 aides of Igboho, who have been in their custody since July 2.

The aides to Igboho who were arrested at his residence are expected to be in court on Thursday, 29th July and their case is expected to proceed regardless of the annual court vacation slated to begin on the 26th of July

The suspects had earlier sued the DSS before the Federal High Court Abuja, on grounds that their fundamental human rights had been infringed.

 

 

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