For failing to pay the N20.5 billion awarded to him as cost of damages in the suit against the July 1 invasion of his residence, embattled Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), has sued the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) and the Department of State Services (DSS) .
The application is one of the two filed by his lead counsel, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), at an Oyo State High Court, which ordered the secret police to pay him N20.5 billion in aggravated damages and another N500 million in cost for invading his Soka, Ibadan home on July 1.
Two persons were killed during the invasion and Adeyemo’s valuable belongings were allegedly taken away by the DSS operatives.
The court had held that the invasion was illegal, adding that Igboho did not violate the constitution by campaigning for Yoruba nation. In the judgment, given by Justice Ladiran Akintola on September 17, the court also agreed that Igboho was being hounded for his agitation for Yoruba nation.
Instead of paying the huge sum, however, the DSS filed an application for stay of execution and an appeal against the judgment.
While filing an objection to the stay of execution, Igboho filed a second application for garnishee nisi against the CBN to pay the N20.5 billion to the applicant out of Federal Government’s purse with the apex regulatory bank.
Alliyu argued that neither the appeal nor stay of execution application affects an application for garnishee.