Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has condemned the raid on Sunday Igboho’s residence by Department of State Services operatives.
Falana said the DSS acted like armed robbers in an interview with Channels Television that was monitored by SaharaReporters.
It will be recalled that last Thursday, the DSS operatives stormed the home of Igboho, killing two persons and declaring him wanted.
According to the secret police, he was plotting a coup against the government.
“There is no legislation in Nigeria that allows you to arrest someone in the dead of night if you are not preparing a coup or an armed robber,” Falana stated.
“Unless a crime is committed in the middle of the night, there is no provision; you cannot go there and arrest.
“Take Ibadan, for instance, the invasion of the home of Igboho happened in the night, and for all-day, everybody was wondering who did (what), and that seven people were killed. People were arrested and abducted at 2:00 a.m., the governor of the state wasn’t aware.
“Now, Sunday Adeyemo has said he didn’t have any gun in his house. Yet, the DSS paraded guns and other ammunition. All the controversies would have been unnecessary if the DSS had behaved like a modern, civilized agency. These are very dangerous legacies of military dictatorship in our country.”
Igboho has filed a lawsuit against the Nigerian government. He demanded compensation of N500 million and an apology for invading his home and vandalizing his properties.