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Igboho sues CBN, DSS, AGF over N20.5bn judgment cost

For defaulting on the N20.5 billion awarded to him as cost of damages in the suit against the invasion of his residence, embattled Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), has sued the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) and the Department of State Services (DSS).

The application is one of the two filed by his lead counsel, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), at an Oyo State High Court, which ordered the secret police to pay him N20.5 billion in aggravated damages and another N500 million in cost for invading his Soka, Ibadan home on July 1.

Two persons were killed during the invasion and Adeyemo’s valuable belongings were allegedly taken away by the DSS operatives after the infamous raid.

The court had held that the invasion was illegal, adding that Igboho did not violate the constitution by campaigning for Yoruba nation.  Instead of paying the huge sum, however, the DSS filed an application for stay of execution and an appeal against the judgment.

Alliyu argued that neither the appeal nor stay of execution application affects an application for garnishee. At the sitting on Monday, the court agreed and granted the garnishee order, TheNation writes.

The matter was, however, adjourned for CBN to come on January 12, 2022 to show why the court should not make the garnishee order absolute.

Igboho is currently held in Cotonou, Benin Republic on the order of the Nigerian government after he was nabbed trying to abscond to Germany.

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