Court Nullifies 20bn Awarded to Sunday Igboho Against DSS

An Ibadan Division of the Court of Appeal has nullified the N20 billion exemplary and aggravated damages awarded against the Department of State Services (DSS), to Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

Presiding Judge, Justice Muslim Hassan also set aside the Judgement that declared the attack on Igboho’s house illegal adding that the award for damages against the DSS was outrageous.

Justice Hassan in his judgment, held that the Oyo State High Court overlooked the grounds for the case in acquiring jurisdiction on the matter, adding that the judge should not have awarded damages based on his personal parameters.

Recall that Justice Ladiran Akintola of the Oyo State High Court in September 2021 described the attack by the DSS on the residence of Sunday Igboho in Ibadan as illegal.

Justice Akintola described DSS’ action as “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” against Igboho and ordered DSS to pay N20 billion to Igboho as exemplary and aggravated damages.



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