Igboho's lawyer speaks as FG considers new charges

An Oyo State High Court judge, Ladiran Akintola, had awarded the sum of N20 billion in damages against the AGF and the Department of State Services, over the invasion of Igboho’s home in Ibadan on July 1.
Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho
Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday IgbohoFILE

A lawyer to the embattled Yoruba Nations activist, Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho, has been left puzzled over the Federal Government's plans to file fresh charges against his client.

WuzupNigeria reported that Oyo State High Court judge, Ladiran Akintola, had awarded the sum of N20 billion in damages against the AGF and the Department of State Services, over the invasion of Igboho’s home in Ibadan on July 1.

However, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said that the FG plans to appeal the court's judgement.

Speaking to NAN in New York, Malami revealed that the government may file fresh charges against Igboho, prompting a creation from one of the activist's counsel, Yomi Aliyu (SAN).

“#SundayIgbohosRights: Hon AGF, Malam Malami SAN, finally agreed that he would abide by the judgment of Ibadan High Court pending the time he will either apply to set the judgment aside or file a new application(?) or file a fresh charge or appeal the judgement! Meaning our client, CHIEF SUNDAY ADEYEMO A.K.A IGBOHO OOSA, will not be harassed, molested or even killed until the Federal Government makes up his mind on what it will do!

“However, one wonders what fresh application or charge MLBS Malami SAN, is referring to! We wish him safe trip back to Nigeria from New York where a foreign journalist confronted him with the N20 billion judgment we got against DSS and himself,” Aliyuu wrote on Facebook.

The court had awarded N20 billion against DSS for the “illegal” invasion of Igboo’s home in Ibadan on July 1.

The invasion led to the arrest of 12 Igboho’s aides, while Igboho managed to escape arrest.

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