Court adjourns judgment on Igboho’s appeal

The Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division, has reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the Federal Government against the N20.5bn damages awarded in favour of Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho against the Department of State Services.

Igboho’s counsel, Chief Yomi Aliyyu (SAN), told journalists on Wednesday after court session that the case had been adjourned for judgment.

He said the court would communicate the exact date for the judgment to the parties in the suit.

Journalists as well as supporters of Igboho, who had thronged the court, were barred from entering the court premises.

The supporters, who stormed the court to demand the release of Igboho, said he must not be allowed to die like Chief Moshood Abiola during the military era.

An Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Labiran Akintola had on September 17, 2021, awarded N20bn damages against the DSS for invasion of Igboho’s residence at the Soka area of Ibadan on July 1, 2021.

Igboho escaped death in the bloody invasion by the secret police which led to the killing of two persons and destruction of his property.

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