Court Gives AGF, DSS September 7 To Respond To Rights Suit Filed By Sunday Igboho

 Court Gives AGF, DSS September 7 To Respond To Rights Suit Filed By Sunday Igboho

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) has a September 7, 2021, date to respond to a suit filed against him by a Yoruba Nation Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.

The Department of State Services (DSS), co-joined in the suit seeking the enforcement of Sunday Igboho’s fundamental rights has the same date to appear before an Oyo State High Court in Ibadan.

Recall that the Activist filed a 500 billion naira suit against the AGF and the DSS over unlawful invasion of his residence on July 1, 2021, during which some occupants were killed and his properties damaged.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Monday, August 30, 2021, the AGF’s Counsel, Mr Simon Enock told the Court that he was not ready to proceed on the matter, arguing that the Applicant just served him a counter-affidavit to the preliminary objection challenging the Court’s jurisdiction and motion on notice filed on the matter by the AGF.

In his ruling, Justice Ladiran Akintola noted that the rules on enforcement of fundamental human rights suit do not accommodate luxury of time because the life of the applicant was at stake.

Justice Akintola adjourned the case to September 7, 2021, for hearing of all applications and extended his order of interim injunction restraining Igboho’s arrest and blocking of his Bank Accounts.

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