Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba Nation activist, is suing the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Department of State Services (DSS) for N5 billion in damages following the invasion of his home by DSS agents in the early hours of July 1.
Sunday Igboho, who is now detained in Benin Republic, filed the complaint on Friday through his lawyer, Chief Yomi Alliyu, at the Federal High Court in Ibadan (SAN).
Two of his associates were slain, and 12 others were apprehended, during the raid.
Sunday Igboho claims that the raid of his home in Ibadan’s Soka neighborhood was deliberate and a violation of his fundamental human rights.
The agitator told the court that DSS operatives stormed his home at 1 a.m. on July 1 and “shot their way through, killing two people, including an elderly Imam doing Tahjud (vigil), shooting at cars, destroying them, and not sparing animals, such as cats and dogs, in total violation 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 is requesting that the court compel the defendants to return his personal goods, which they allegedly took during the operations.
He listed the items as N2m cash, €1,000, travel documents, gold jewelry and wristwatches, an iPhone 12 mobile phone, Samsung mobile phone, and other items yet to be ascertained.
Sunday Igboho is also demanding that the AGF, the DSS and the DSS DG pay him N500m 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.”
Furthermore, the besieged Yoruba Nation agitator wants the court to declare that he has the “unquestionable and inalienable fundamental right to peacefully campaign for Yoruba tribal self-determination in Nigeria and persuade the legislature to change the 1999 Constitution.”
The court has yet to set a date for the suit’s hearing.