- The Department of States and Security Services has given an update regarding the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho
- According to the DSS, Sunday Igboho is presently undergoing a handover procedure back in Nigeria
- Meanwhile, the federal government in recent days has been seeking measures to address the issue concerning agitators in the country
The Department of States Services (DSS) has stated the recent move involving the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
The Punch reports that Sunday Igboho is currently under extradition procedure back to Nigeria.
His counsel, Chief Yomi Aliyu, SAN, had filed a suit against the DSS on Igboho’s behalf at the High Court in Ibadan. The court had then ordered the DSS to pay Igboho the sum of N20 billion naira as exemplary damages.
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Recent Court Affidavits
However in a series of court affidavits declared and signed on behalf of the DSS by one of its operatives, Johnson Oluwole, and presented before the High Court in Ibadan on Monday, November 22, 2021, the DSS stated that the Yoruba Nation leader was currently undergoing extradition procedure to bring him back to Nigeria.
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The affidavit titled “Applicants affidavit in support of its motion on notice for stay of execution of judgement of this suit No/M/435/2021 and an injunction pending the determination of the pending appeal” partly reads,
“That it is a fact that the applicant Chief Sunday Igboho has been declared a fugitive by the Nigerian Police Force sometimes in the month of June 2021.
“That it is a notorious fact that the applicant was arrested on the 19th of July 2021 and is currently in the custody of the Beninese security agents undergoing extradition procedure back to Nigeria.
“That it is fact that the applicant is under investigation by the security agents for treasonable act that is inimical to the cooperate existence of the country.
“That it is a fact that it will be inequitable for this Honorable court to refuse this application for Stay against the background that the applicant is a fugitive undergoing extradition processing in Benin Republic.”
Ohanaeze, Afenifere commend FG's resolve on Kanu, Igboho, give more advice
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that two socio-political organisations, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Afenifere group have commended the Federal Government's plan to seek political solutions to the matter involving the detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho.
The two groups in different statements backed the remarks made by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on FG's possible resolution to the criminal charges levelled against the duo.
Punch reports that the organisations also called for the immediate release of Kanu and Igboho from detention.