The Department of State Services (DSS) has been ordered to pay popular Nigerian activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, N20 billion for the invasion of his private residence earlier this year.
The payment is for damages done to his Soka home in Ibadan during the July 1 invasion by the DSS, according to an Oyo state High Court.
Justice Ladiran Akintola gave the order Friday, September 17, in a suit filed by Igboho, who is currently in detention in Benin Republic.
Igboho had demanded N500billion for the damages done to his home.
The court declared the raid illegal and criticized the DSS for “arbitrary aggression and prejudices”.
The judge also dismissed an application challenging its jurisdiction for hearing the suit.
Igboho was arrested in Benin Republic while trying to escape to Germany following the invasion of his residence by the DSS on July 1, 2021.