Soyinka advises FG to stop apologize, stop pursuing Igboho as a criminal
Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has stated that the federal government actions and rationale for invading Sunday Adeyemo alias Igboho’s Soka, Ibadan residence by the Department of State Services (DSS) ‘stinks’.
Soyinka in an interview with BBC Pidgin advised the Federal Government to apologise to Sunday Igboho and stop pursuing him as a criminal.
“My advise to the government is that they should stop pursuing Igboho as a criminal, because you have begun by acting in a criminal fashion against him,”
“If and when Igboho comes to trial, I guarantee you the government will be very embarrassed.
“I think they should tell Igboho ‘we made a mistake’, ‘we should not have acted in this way’, ‘you are no longer wanted’, ‘go back to your home, in fact escort him to his home’ and let him resume his normal life.”
According to Professor, Igboho’s fight for freedom was preceded by criminal acts of enemies of Nigeria who “appear to be supported by the force of the State.”
While Soyinka noted he doesn’t like the sound of a Yoruba Nation’ anymore than he likes the sound of a Tiv or Igbo nation, he said the country must be restructured through the decentralisation of power.
He said Nigeria’s current structure was imposed upon the people by the military.