Igboho’s supporters demand release of detained aides
Supporters of Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho hit the street of Ibadan on Wednesday to protest the Department of State Services (DSS) raid of his home while also demanding the release of his arrested aides.
The protesters dressed in black attire were said to be chanting “No retreat, no surrender!”, “Oodua Nation!”, “Sunday Igboho is not a criminal!” amongst other phrases. They also carried placards displaying similar phrases.
They consist of family members of those arrested and paraded by DSS.
The supporters blocked the Lagos-Ibadan expressway briefly before moving on to Challenge, Molete then marched to Olubadan’s palace.
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At the Olubadan palace, media aide of the traditional ruler Mr. Adeola Oloko on behalf of Oba Saliu Adetunji, denied the report that the Olubadan collected a sum of N50 million from the Federal Government to make the arrest of Sunday Igboho possible.
He said: “The protesters were here and before they came we have been hearing through some news on social media that Kabiesi received the sum of N50m from the Federal Government for the killing of Igboho, or for his arrest to become possible.
“I want to seize this opportunity to inform the public that Kabiesi did not collect a dime from anybody. Sunday Igboho is a Yoruba man, he lives in Ibadan, so he is a son of Kabiesi Olubadan, and we are duty-bound to protect him.”
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“So if he is operating within the limit of the law, we are supposed to protect him, so Kabiesi is using this opportunity to say that we did not collect any money from anybody irrespective of anybody at all.”
“At 92 going to 93, what does he need such money for? Is it to rear up children, to send children to school, to build houses, to buy vehicles? So tell me what has he not been able to do in life.”
“Kabiesi has become fulfilled in life, so the story is not true, and I’m also using this medium to warn those on the social media to be very mindful of what they disseminate, because those stories have a great effect on innocent people and now that the people have come, they have seen for themselves that what was reported was not true, and they came with a lot of requests, and Kabiesi has said to them that he will present their requests to the appropriate authorities beginning from this moment, and he has said we should summon a meeting of the stakeholders.”
“So that the request could be looked into and addressed so that the necessary action is taken. We do not want a state of anarchy in Ibadanland, we want all our youths to operate within the ambit of the law that is the message of the Kabiesi to them.”