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General News of Friday, 24 September 2021

Source: punchng.com

Pay Igboho N20bn damages - Yoruba Nation agitators tell FG

Sunday Igboho was arrested in Benin and remains in jail in the West African country Sunday Igboho was arrested in Benin and remains in jail in the West African country

The umbrella body of the Yoruba self-determination group, Ilana Omo Oodua, has faulted Federal Government’s plan to file fresh charges against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

This was as the group advised the Federal Government to pay the N20bn damages awarded Igboho by the court.The spokesperson of the group, Maxwell Adeleye, said the Federal Government was only interested in damaging the reputation of the activist.

He explained that Igboho had not committed any offence that warranted him to be jailed, adding that his aides would also be suing the FG again for damaging their reputation.Adeleye said this while reacting to reports that the Nigerian government was considering filing fresh charges against Igboho on Thursday.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had said the Federal Government might file fresh charges against the agitator despite the N20bnm damages awarded in his favour by an Oyo High Court.

But Adeleye said, “The Federal Government will fail again. Igboho has not committed any offence and he can’t be sent to jail for committing no offence. We advise the Federal Government to pay the N20bn damages.“We also have a plan to file counter-charges for Igboho’s aide arrested and paraded. They damaged their reputation and that has affected their means of livelihood. We trust the judiciary and they have people of high integrity. Let them go to court.”

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