The umbrella body of the Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), has described the verdict of Oyo State High Court delivered by Justice Ladiran Akintola which awarded the sum of N20 billion against the Directorate of State Services (DSS) for invading the House of Yoruba Nation Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Igboho, on July 1st, 2021 as the triumph of Light and Truth over gladiators of Illegalities,
Reacting to the judgement on Friday, Ilana Omo Oodua, in a statement made available to newsmen by its Communications Secretary, Maxwell Adeleye, thanked the Judge for re-affirming in the verdict that self-determination is one of the fundamental human rights of the citizens that cannot be subjugated.
The group urged the Nigerian Government through the DSS to pay the fine awarded in favour of Igboho as ordered by the court with immediate effect.
“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. Ighoho 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 Ighoho by the DSS should be paid with immediate effect in the interest of peace”, IOO, said.