The federal government of Nigeria has reacted following court order to pay Adeyemo Sunday Popularly known as Sunday igboho N20billion over the invasion his residence by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
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).
The Oyo state high court sitting in Ibadan had on Friday, ordered the federal government to pay Igboho the sum of ₦20billion over illegal raid on his residence.
According to the court order, the sum is for damages caused by the invasion of his Ibadan residence by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on July 1.
The order was given by Justice Ladiran Akintola who said the invasion by the secret police was illegal and prejudiced.
However, Malami has now come out to say the court ruling will be appealed.
The AGF made the decision known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.
Meanwhile, The Department of State Services had also reacted to the judgment of the Oyo State High Court directing it to pay the sum ₦20 billion to Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
The secret police on Friday disclosed that it has not been served the judgment directing it to pay Igboho over damages of his residence during an invasion of his property.
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