June 24, 2024

Appeal Court quashes N20bn awarded Sunday Igboho for DSS invasion

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A Court of Appeal in Ibadan, Oyo State has overruled a judgement by Oyo High Court in favour of Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.

The lower court had ruled that the July 1, 2021 invasion of Sunday Igboho’s home by the Department of State Services (DSS) was illegal.

The High Court also awarded the agitator N20 billion as damages.

However, in a ruling on Tuesday, Justice Muslim Hassan nullified the N20 billion exemplary and aggravated damages awarded against the DSS, describing it as outrageous.

Justice Hassan held that the Oyo High Court ignored the merit of the case while assuming jurisdiction, adding that the judge should not have awarded damages based on his personal parameters.

Sunday Igboho had asked the High Court to grant him N500 billion damages for the invasion.

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