Recall that the federal government was ordered to pay N20 billiion to Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
The order was given by an Oyo state high court sitting in Ibadan on Friday.
The money is for damages caused by operatives of the Department of state security who invaded his house killing his aides and destroying properties worth millions of naira.
However, The federal government of Nigeria has reacted following the court order.
The federal government disclosed that it was going to appeal the decision of the high court in Ibadan, Oyo State which handed down the ruling.
This was made known on Friday by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Recall that DAILY GIST had reported how Ighoho’s house in Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo state was attacked by the operatives of DSS
The Department of State Services(DSS) confirmed that its responsible for the attack on Sunday Igboho’s house.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya disclosed this in a statement made available to Journalists.
According to Peter, The raid was based on intelligence that Igboho had allegedly stockpiled arms and ammunition in his house.
But Igboho in a statement released by his media aide, Koiki said the weapons paraded by the DSS as recovered from his house did not belong to him.
Igboho noted that the guns found in his house were ‘government magic stating that he used traditional power to protect himself instead rather than guns.
The activist added that there was no prior invitation sent to him by the agency neither was any search warrant used by the officers who invaded his home.
According to him, the invasion at his house was an attempt by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to silence him so the killer-herdsmen, whom he always antagonized, will take over the South-West region.
DAILY GIST reported how Sunday Igboho was arrested by security operatives in Cotonou, Benin Republic while trying to flee to Germany with his wife, Ropo
He has since been remanded inside prison in Benin Republic until next court hearing
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