BREAKING: Devastating News for Igboho as DSS Finally Gets Favourable Court Verdict

BREAKING: Devastating News for Igboho as DSS Finally Gets Favourable Court Verdict

  • The N20 billion damages fine awarded against the DSS over an attack on the house of Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) has been voided
  • Thus was the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Tuesday, August 30
  • The appellate court ruled that fine meted on the DSS was outrageous and that the initial verdict was given based in the judge's personal parameters

Ibadan, Oyo - The Court of Appeal in Oyo on Tuesday, August 30, voided the verdict which declared as illegal the attack on the house of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho).

Moreover, in the ruling, the appellate court dismissed the N20 billion damages awarded against the Department of State Security (DSS) over the said attack, Punch has gathered.

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Sunday Igboho
The court said the judge who gave the first verdict acted on personal consideration (Photo: Sunday Adeyemo)
Source: Twitter

The court, through the presiding judge, Justice Muslim Hassan, described the earlier judgement as outrageous, The Nation reports.

It ruled that the Oyo state high court lacked jurisdiction on the matter and that the judge should not have awarded damages based on his personal considerations.

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Yoruba nation: Sunday Igboho reveals one important thing that must not happen

Meanwhile, Yoruba nation agitators had been told that that their dream is achievable without resulting to any form of violence.

This was according to Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Igboho.

According to Igboho, there was need for dialogue in the quest for self-determination, maintaining that it can be achieved without bloodshed.

He disclosed this in a statement issued by his counsel, Yomi Alliyu, in which he sued for calm among his supporters.

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Igboho's detention misplacement of justice, Gani Adams fumes

Before Igboho's reported release, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams had described the continuous detention of Igboho without trial as misplacement of justice, insisting the Benin court has no respect for human rights.

He, however, applauded the efforts of the activist's counsel, Chief Yomi Aliyyu (SAN), to seek redress from the ECOWAS court.

Iba Adams, in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 8, and sent to by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed disappointment at the manner with which the Republic of Benin handled Igboho's case.


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