The Federal Government will enchantment the judgment of an Oyo State High Court which awarded N20billion in damages towards the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and the Department of State Services (DSS).
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the AGF, Abubakar Malami (SAN), introduced the choice of the Federal Government to enchantment the judgment whereas talking on the event in an interview on Friday.
The swimsuit, bordering on breach of basic human rights, was introduced by the Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, extra generally Sunday Igboho, to the court docket.
The court docket, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, awarded N20billion in damages towards the AGF and the DSS over the alleged invasion of the residence of Sunday Igboho on July 1 this 12 months on the Soka space of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Malami stated that efforts have been already being made to start the method of interesting the judgment.
NAN remembers that Igboho’s Counsel, Mr Yomi Alliyu (SAN), had filed a N500 billion basic human rights enforcement swimsuit towards the AGF, DSS and Director of the DSS in Oyo State over the incident.
Alliyu additionally claimed that his consumer’s home and vehicles have been broken, whereas two occupants of the home have been killed by safety brokers through the incident.
But Counsel to the AGF, Mr Abdullah Abubakar, had argued that there was no proof earlier than the court docket that the blood seen within the video clip tendered by Alliyu belonged to a human being.
Abubakar additionally stated that there was nothing within the video clip that confirmed that the home that was invaded belonged to Igboho or linked the AGF with the invasion.
He had urged the court docket to ignore the displays and dismiss your complete swimsuit.
The Counsel to the DSS, Mr T. A. Nurudeen, aligned with the submission made by the counsel to AGF, insisting that there should be proof from a hematologist to indicate that the blood seen within the video belonged to a human being.
Nurudeen additionally tendered a video clip which was admitted by the court docket, the place Igboho allegedly threatened to create an Oduduwa Republic, whereas urging the Yoruba to guard themselves with charms and weapons.
However, delivering his judgment, Justice Ladiran Akintola, stated the model and procedures adopted by the DSS through the incident was unprofessional.
Akintola stated that the applicant had demonstrated to the court docket that his basic proper to private liberty, proper to life and blocking of his account amounted to violation of his basic rights.
He awarded N20billion as exemplary and aggravated harm in favour of the applicant and N2million value additionally in favour of the applicant for instituting the case.