Sunday Igbodo, a legal counsel to Yoruba activist, sued the Department of State Service (DSS) for attacking and damaging his house, alleging that the DSS operatives went with the intention of not arresting but to kill him.
It was on the same day the Lagos Police Command said 49 persons, including the suspected leader of Ogboni confraternity and a female Osun worshipper, were arrested during the botched Oodua Republic Mega rally at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park, Ojota, Lagos.
The Police had said; “ Dangerous weapons such as arms, ammunition, axes, cutlasses, and charms were recovered from the suspects.”
Ilana Omo Oodua, IOO, one of the organizers called for the unconditional release of the arrested protesters, insisting that none of the protesters was armed.
Sunday Igboho’s counsel, Chief Alliyu, in a statement, described the invasion as illegal and unconstitutional, adding that the accusations leveled against his client were false.
He urged the Federal Government to probe the invasion, to sanction the DSS operatives, free all the people arrested and also demanded the payment of N500 million to Igboho as compensation for the damage to his exotic cars, including a Mercedes Benz G-Class and 2019 Lexus car, among others.
The statement says:
“We are counsel to Chief Sunday Igboho and we have his standing instructions to defend and act as his counsel in all situations we deem appropriate, especially where his fundamental rights as a citizen of Nigeria is violated or threatened, as done on Thursday, 1 July 2021
“Every Nigerian, albeit the whole world, is aware that in his open crusade for the establishment of Oodua Republic, our client has always preached peace and warned his followers never to have recourse to violence, saying that ‘it is God and alale’ that will fight for the Yoruba Nation.