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Self-acclaimed Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, has through his lawyer written the Federal Government of Nigeria demanding ₦500m for the losses he incurred after officers of the Department of State Services raided his residence.
Africa Today News, New York had yesterday reported that the Department of State Service (DSS), operatives on Thursday stormed the Ibadan, Oyo State residence of the activist, who had been advocating Yoruba Nation. The services later issued a statement confirming the raid, disclosing that two Igboho’s aides were killed and ammunition allegedly retrieved from his residence.
In the letter titled, ‘Illegal gang grossly unconstitutional invasion of Sunday Igboho Residence,’ signed by the lawyer, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN) of Chief Yomi Alliyu & CO, on Saturday, he demanded N500m as reparation for damage done by the DSS’ officers to his client’s exotic cars which included Mercedes Benz G-Class and 2019 Lexus car.
The solicitor also narrated that during the house invasion, the DSS carted away €1,000, N2m, expensive jewellery worth millions, travel documents, amulets, Igboho’s iPhone 12, and phones of about 15 others living in the house including those killed by the officers and other yet-to-be-identified belongings.
He added, ‘We hereby demand that the Federal Government orders an investigation into the actions of the various security operatives led by DSS that raided Chief Sunday Adeyemo’s house with a view to sanctioning them and release all the innocent people arrested and compensate the families of those murdered. Our client should also be paid ₦500m as reparation for damage to his exotic cars that include Mercedes Benz G-Class and 2019 Lexus Car. We also demand a public apology.’
The lawyer further declared that every Nigerian was aware that in Igboho’s open crusade for the creation of Oodua Republic, he always preached peace and warned his followers never to resort to violence.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK