The Federal Government is considering bringing file fresh charges against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
This follows the judgment of Oyo State High Court which awarded N20 billion in damages in his favour.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, revealed the plan to institute a suit against Igboho to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York.
Malami also reacted to the verdict of Justice Ladiran Akintola, who awarded the money as an exemplary and aggravated damage against the AGF and the Department of State Services, over the invasion of Igboho’s home in Ibadan on July 1.
In his reaction, Malami said:“As far as this matter is concerned, which court is it that has the jurisdiction to determine it? And as you rightly know, obedient to court orders and court judgments,” he said.
“But then you have to understand within the context of such obedience that there are associated rights and interests that are vested in the Federal Government.
“Inclusive of rights of appealing against a judgment, inclusive of right to file an application for settingaside the purported judgment and order.
“And indeed, inclusive of the possibility of filling a fresh action if indeed the jurisdiction of the court that was alleged to have indeed handed that judgment is an issue.
“So, we are doing the needful in terms of looking at the law as it exists and then working within the context of the law in ensuring that justice is done as far as the contending issues between the parties are concerned,” the minister was quoted as saying.