The Attorney General of the federation and Minister for justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) has revealed that the recent fine of 20 billion naira on damages slammed on the Department of State Service and his Office by the Oyo State Government on the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo, will be challenged to a court of higher jurisdiction.
Mr. Malami announced this during an interview with newsmen on Friday September 17th, 2021 as he expressed the Federal Government’s displeasure with the judgment of Justice Ladiran Akintola.
The AGF said “The process of appealing the judgment has already begun and all machinery to help push for the overturn of the judgment are in motion.
It will be recalled that the Oyo State born Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Igboho’s Ibadan residence was raided at about 1:30am by DSS on July 1,2021.
The activist had charged the Federal Government to court at he demanded payment for damages as 12 of his aides were arrested in the assault.
Filing the application through his legal Counsel Barr. Yomi Alliyu, the activist invoked the provisions of the 1999 constitution as amended sections 33-46 as well as some parts of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights as legal backings to his claims.
Igboho listed the State Security Service, the Director of SSS, Oyo State and the Attorney General of the Federation as the masterminds of the invasion of his private residence.
The SSS was alleged by Sunday Igboho to have carted away, one thousand Euros, international passports belonging to him and his family members, gold jewelry, 2 mobile phones, wristwatches, 2 million naira cash and some other items which all belonged to the Oduduwa nation activist.
Meanwhile, Justice Ladiran Akintola who presided over the hearing of the case, earlier this week awarded 20 billion naira damage payment to Sunday Igboho to serve as example for aggravated damages as the member of the “Bench ” described the action of the DSS as prejudicial and arbitrary aggression against Igboho.