Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), lawyer to Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho has written to the Federal Government of Nigeria, demanding for a sum of N500million as reparation for the damages incurred in his residence.
Recall the Department of States Services (DSS) had on Thursday invaded the residence of the activist.
According to the DSS spokesman, Mr Peter Afunanya, who addressed a press conference on Thursday, the invasion was based on an intelligence report that Igboho was stockpiling arms to cause chaos within the southwest region.
Arms, ammunition, charms among other items, were recovered from the house, while 13 person were arrested by the DSS operatives.
However, in a letter titled, “Illegal gang grossly unconstitutional invasion of Sunday Igboho’s residence”, the senior lawyer demanded that the Federal Government pay a sum of 500m for the reparation of the several damages and the loss of lives during the attack, as well as tender public apology.
He added, “We hereby demand that the Federal Government orders an investigation into the actions of the various security operatives led by DSS that raided Chief Sunday Adeyemo’s house with a view to sanctioning them and release all the innocent people arrested and compensate the families of those murdered. Our client should also be paid N500m as reparation for damage to his exotic cars that include Mercedes Benz G-Class and 2019 Lexus Car. We also demand a public apology.
“No demand to enter was made but rather they shot their way into the house, allegedly killing seven people, though DSS spokesman admitted killing two people which involved an old Imam that used to lead Muslim occupants in prayers and observing Tahjud at the time of the barbaric raid. A lady among the invaders was allegedly shouting, “If you get him, gun him down.”