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Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho has dragged the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the DSS to court over the invasion of his house.

Naija News recalls that the DSS had raided the residence of Igboho in Soka, Ibadan on July 1, 2021.

After the raid, the secret police paraded 12 of Igboho’s followers in Abuja, saying one other was being profiled.

The DSS who said two of Igboho’s guards were killed during a gun duel, declared the agitator wanted.

It said a joint team of security operatives raided Igboho’s residence based on an intelligence report that he was stockpiling arms.

Igboho, who is currently in detention in Benin Republic filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Ibadan on Friday through his counsel, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN) demanding ₦5bn in damages.

He told the court that the invasion of his house was malicious and also amounted to a violation of his fundamental human rights.

The agitator told the court that the DSS operatives stormed his residence at about 1 am on July 1 and “without announcing who they were or asking the applicant (Igboho) to open his gate, shot their way through, killing two people, including an elderly Imam doing Tahjud (vigil), shooting at cars, thereby destroying them and not sparing animals, like cats and dogs in total violation of the intendments of the fundamental human rights provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights Act.”

He said for two hours, they shot through the ceiling and roof of his house, depriving him of “the quiet enjoyment of his house for the period of the armed invasion of the said property.”

Igboho wants the court, which is yet to fix a date for the hearing, to order the defendants to return his personal belongings, which they allegedly took during the attack.

He listed the items as ₦2m cash, €1,000, travel documents, gold jewelry and wristwatches, an iPhone 12 mobile phone, Samsung mobile phone, and other items yet to be ascertained.

Igboho is also demanding that the AGF, the DSS and the DSS DG pay him ₦100m as cover for the damage done to his cars and house and another N5bn as “exemplary and/or aggravated damages for breaching the applicant’s fundamental rights in the course of the illegal and malicious invasion of his residence.”

In addition, the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator wants the court to declare that he has “unquestionable and inalienable fundamental right to peacefully campaign and seek for self-determination of Yoruba tribe in Nigeria and lobby the legislature to amend the 1999 Constitution.”

Source: Naija News

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.