Sunday Adeyemo, a fugitive and self-determination activist, said he will soon be returning to Nigeria to claim the N20 billion he is being owed by the Nigerian government.
Adeyemo, popularly known as ‘Sunday Igboho’, who spoke in a video that went viral on Wednesday said;
“I am coming back to Ibadan; I’m originally from Oyo State. I’m coming back home. So, Yorubas should not be afraid and nothing will happen; nobody can make the other person afraid.”
In July 2021, Mr Adeyemo, a campaigner for Yourba self-determination, was declared wanted by Nigeria’s secret police after his house located at Soka, Ibadan, was invaded by the SSS operatives at midnight.
The SSS had claimed that seven AK 47 rifles, pump action guns and 5,000 rounds of ammunition and other weapons were recovered from his apartment during the invasion.
The self-acclaimed activist, who fled the country to the Benin Republic, said the weapons were not his and that the security operatives planted ammunition in his house to implicate him.
He was later arrested at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou while trying to travel to Germany and was transferred to the Cotonou Criminal Brigade.
Following the raid, Mr Igboho sued the Nigerian government and demanded damages.
Speaking further in the viral video, Mr Adeyemo said his agitation for the ‘Yoruba nation’ was on course.
He noted that his demand from the Nigerian government was to allow the people of the Southwest to have their independence from Nigeria.
However, he added that the court had justified his struggle by clearing all charges and awarding him 20 billion to be paid by the Nigerian government over the ‘unlawful invasion’ of his apartment by the SSS.
“My agitation was in place and the question I asked the Nigerian government was in order, and the court has justified my demands. Also, the N20 billion Nigerian Government owes me will be paid,” the activist added.
In September 2021, the Oyo State High Court declared the raid conducted by the SSS on the residence of Mr Adeyemi in Ibadan as “illegal”, saying that the action was “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” against the activist.
The presiding judge, Ladiran Akintola, immediately ordered SSS to pay N20 billion to Igboho as exemplary and aggravated damages.
But in August 2022, the Ibadan Division of the Court of Appeal nullified the N20 billion exemplary and aggravated damages awarded against the SSS for the attack, describing it as outrageous.
Justice Muslim Hassan, in his judgement, held that the Oyo State High Court lacked jurisdiction on the matter.
He added that the judge should not have awarded damages based on his personal parameters
Fulham 0-2 Chelsea: Mudryk, Broja strike to earn Blues their second league win of the season
Chelsea bagged two first-half goals to seal a crucial win over West London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage and move up to 11th on the Premier League table.
The Blues flew out of the blocks as they debuted their new Infinite Athlete kit and created the first chance of the match after only 80 seconds, but Armando Broja could not capitalise.
Chelsea looked bright with Enzo Fernandez conducting affairs, and they picked the Cottagers apart.
Mykhailo Mudryk was looking electric and dangerous. The Ukrainian winger opened the scoring on 18 as he controlled a pass from Levi Colwill before slotting the ball beyond Bernd Leno.
It was Mudryk’s first Premier League goal following his £88 million move from Shakhtar Donetsk in January. And within seconds, Chelsea had their second.
Tim Ream had a moment to forget as he gave the ball away to Cole Palmer. The young English playmaker then slipped Broja in, but Ream hit the ball off the Albanian striker as the ball trickled past Leno.
Fulham tried to find gaps behind Marc Cucurella and Axel Disasi on the right side of Chelsea’s defence, but it was not working. Chelsea controlled the game and held their two-goal going into the break.
In the second 45, Fulham came out with more attacking poise, and it helped that Mudryk went off with a knock, giving Fulham the impetus to come forward, but Chelsea’s defence stood resolute.
Vinicius and Alex Iwobi came on for Fulham and helped their side find spaces beyond Chelsea’s backline, but the Boys in Blue defended well and showed they were still dangerous.
Ian Maatsen, on for Mudryk, hit the post, and Leno had to be quick to smother Fernandez’s rebound effort. Fulham forced Chelsea to work for their lead, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men looked up to it.
Substitute Tom Cairney created a lovely chance for Sasa Lukic. However, Robert Sanchez stuck out a brilliant leg to save the effort and keep his side in it.
On 83, Willian tried an effort from outside the box, but it did not cause any problems for Sanchez as Chelsea ran out 2-0 victors
Tribunal verdict: Governor rejects judgement, calls for calm
Nasarawa State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule has rejected Monday’s judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal delivered in Lafia.
While speaking to teeming supporters of the APC at the Government House, Lafia, Governor Sule says the judgement will be challenged at the appeal court.
He however call on the people of the state to remain calm and law abiding.
Engr. Sule promised to continue discharging his duties as the Executive Governor with more vigor.
Man Utd winger Anthony in contention for Galatasaray UEFA champions league clash
Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Antony could feature for Manchester United against Galatasaray after rejoining his ranks at Old Trafford.
The Brazil international forward was granted indefinite leave by the Red Devils following a series of alarming allegations made against him by former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin.
Antony has been back in his homeland since then, allowing him to meet with police forces in Sao Paulo.
He returned to England last week and has held five hours of talks with Greater Manchester Police.
The 23-year-old winger maintains his innocence – having also faced accusations from two other women.
United have allowed him to focus on off-field matters of late, but revealed ahead of a Premier League meeting with Crystal Palace that Antony had been given a green light to return to training and was once again available for selection.
He has only taken in one session since then, suggesting that he will be short on match fitness, but Ten Hag says the South American is in his thoughts ahead of the Champions League group stage meeting with Galatasaray on Tuesday.
The Dutch coach has said: “Antony will be in consideration but yesterday was his first time back in team training. We have a final training, then we’ll make a decision.”
Ten Hag added when delivering an update on Lisandro Martinez – with the World Cup-winning Argentine defender still struggling with a long-standing foot injury: “I can confirm, yeah. Licha Martinez will undergo surgery and the team news is Antony can probably return.”
Antony’s last appearance for United came in the club’s 3-1 defeat at Arsenal on September 3.
He was removed from the Brazil squad for the last round of international fixtures and has not registered a goal for club or country since April 16.
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