Court awards Sunday Igboho ₦50000 against Dss. In the lawsuit against Malami and the DSS, the court awarded Sunday Igboho 50,000.
An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday granted the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), N50,000 in costs in a suit filed against him by Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Igboho.
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Court awards Sunday Igboho ₦50,000 against Dss
Justice Ladiran Akintola, who issued a restraining order on August 4 prohibiting the DSS and Malami from arresting or harassing Igboho, renewed the order.
Malami, the first respondent in Igboho’s claim, was fined N50,000 for failing to file his response to Igboho’s suit on time. (Court awards Sunday Igboho ₦50,000 against Dss)
Igboho, who had boosted up his legal team with two new Senior Advocates of Nigeria: Adekola Olawoye and Oladipo Olasope, had requested a cost of N250,000 against Malami, but the court only allowed N50,000.
The AGF, who was represented in court on Wednesday by his attorney, Abdullahi Abubakar, asked the court to rescind the restraining order he issued and to dismiss the complaint filed by Igboho, claiming that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter.
T. A. Nurudeen, counsel for the DSS, and State Director of DSS, who are the second and third respondents, agreed with Malami’s viewpoint.
The AGF made the request in the notice of preliminary objection to Igboho’s action, which was submitted through his attorney, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN).
Malami contended in the preliminary objection that Igboho’s allegations of unlawful killing, trespass, assault, and battery could not be brought under the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules 2009.
He contended that affidavit evidence could not resolve the claims for damages for the invasion of his home, unlawful death, tort of trespass, assault, battery, and discrimination and secessionist allegations without calling witnesses, submitting documents, and even a possible visit to the spot.
Malami contended that the DSS had the right to ban Igboho’s accounts, stating that the action can only be contested before a Federal High Court under Section 251 (r) of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended).
However, Justice Akintola postponed the decision on Malami’s application until August 30.
It should be noted that the DSS invaded Igboho’s apartment in Ibadan on July 1, killing two of his companions and arresting 12 of his aides.
The DSS also stated that rifles and other weapons were recovered from the premises. Igboho, on the other hand, refuted the charges.
He fled the brutal raid and was eventually captured in Benin Republic, where he is still on trial, after attempting to go to Germany through the country on July 19. Court awards Sunday Igboho ₦50000 against Dss