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Appeal Court Sets Aside N20b Damages Awarded Igboho

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has set aside the judgement of an Oyo State High Court, which awarded N20 billion damages to Yoruba self-determination activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.

Delivering judgement in the appeal filed by the Attorney General of the Federation, Department of State Services and Director, Department of State Services in Oyo State, against the judgement of the Oyo State High Court, Justice Muslim Hassan held that Justice Ladiran Akintola, acted on the wrong principles of law in awarding the cost to Igboho.

The Nation reports that Justice Akintola on September 17, 2021, awarded N20billion as damages against the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of State Services (DSS) over the invasion of Igboho’s Soka Ibadan residence, on July 1.

But Justice Hassan held that the judgement of the lower court was not supported by any evidence, but by two affidavits.

He said Justice Akintola cannot assess damages using his own conceived parameters, adding that there was no evidence that quoted the value of damages at Igboho’s residence.

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