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Court orders Nigerian govt to pay Igboho N20bn for raiding his residence

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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An Oyo State High Court in Ibadan, Friday, ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria to pay the sum of ₦20 billion to Sunday Adeyemo also known as Igboho as damages for the invasion of his residence.

The court also granted N2 million to Igboho’s counsel, Yomi Aliyu, as a cost for the thorough process in court.

Recall that SSS operatives had carried out a midnight raid on Igboho’s residence in the Soka area of Ibadan Oyo State in early July.

The secret police said that a gun duel that lasted for an hour offered Igboho the chance to escape.

The SSS spokesman Peter Afunnaya said the raid on Igboho’s residence was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place.

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“On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine men, suspected to be Igboho’s guards. Six of them were armed with AK-47 guns and three others, with pump-action rifles,” Mr Afunnaya had said in a statement.

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