Ilana Omo Oodua, the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, says in the interest of peace, the federal government must obey the court order asking the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay N20 billion to popular Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho over the invasion of his home.
Ladiran Akintola, a judge at the Oyo state high court, had on Friday awarded the sum as exemplary and aggravated damages against the DSS in favour of Igboho.
Reacting to the judgement, the group led by Banji Akintoye, in a statement by its spokesperson, Maxwell Adeleye said: “We thank the judiciary for re-affirming that self-determination is one of the fundamental human rights of the citizens that cannot be subjugated,”
“Our position is that this verdict symbolises triumph of light and truth over darkness. Igboho represents the light and truth, while the Nigerian state stands for Illegalities.
“Our position now is that the Nigerian government should be honorable by respecting the verdict of a court of competent jurisdiction.
“The #20billion damages ordered by court to be paid to Igboho by the DSS should be paid with immediate effect in the interest of peace.” the statement reads