The Federal Government stated that it is making efforts to ensure that justice is served in the case involving the popular Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, made this known in reaction to the judgement of an Oyo State High Court that awarded damages in Igboho’s favour.
“We are doing the needful in terms of looking at the law as it exists, and then working within the context of the law in ensuring that justice is done as far as the contending issues between the parties are concerned,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States.
Meanwhile, it should be recalled that the court presided by Justice Ladiran Akintola ordered the Federal Government to pay the sum of N20 billion in damages to Igboho.
This was as a result of the suit filed by Igboho’s lawyer, Yomi Alliyu, to challenge the legality of the invasion of his client’s house in Ibadan, and the damage done to his property.
He argued that the action of the security outfit was a violation of Igboho’s fundamental right to peacefully own property and wealth.