The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has revealed why Yoruba Nation Activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is currently detained in prison.
Ooni said igboho is in prison because he failed to be ‘patient’ and listen to advice.
Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho is currently in prison because he failed to be ‘patient’ and listen to advice.
The Ooni disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had prevailed on him to warn Igboho, adding that the activist was advised but he did not listen and instead opted to be carried away by the praises of “those who were not solidly behind him”.
He told BBC Yoruba; “Like I have always told the government, they should have called the agitators for a dialogue. God will stay with Sunday Igboho; he grew up in Ife; all that he has become today, started from Ife. Ife and Modakeke all belong to Ife land. He is a son of the soil.”
“But how he started, he wanted to fight for his kinsmen from where he came from. He stood up and fought for those killed in Oke Ogun. We thank God for preserving his life. He tried his best but when he started receiving different advice from people, it overwhelmed him.”
“I visited President Buhari on his case and we discussed it. I told him that Igboho is our son; he advised us to warn him to stay calm and exercise patience but Igboho did not listen.”
“Many people advised him wrongly. He listened to them. He started abusing everyone, including monarchs. After I left President Buhari’s place, I called on monarchs and elders of Yoruba land for a meeting to advise Igboho to exercise patience but he got carried away by the praises of those who were not even solidly behind him.”
“He hurled so many bad words but he is still our son. God owns forgiveness. We’ve forgiven him. If he had listened, he wouldn’t have found himself in his current travail. We are trying our best to secure his release.”
Recall that DAILY GIST had reported how Ighoho’s house in Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo state was attacked by the operatives of DSS
The Department of State Services(DSS) confirmed that its responsible for the attack on Sunday Igboho’s house.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya disclosed this in a statement made available to Journalists.
According to Peter, The raid was based on intelligence that Igboho had allegedly stockpiled arms and ammunition in his house.
But Igboho in a statement released by his media aide, Koiki said the weapons paraded by the DSS as recovered from his house did not belong to him.
Igboho noted that the guns found in his house were ‘government magic stating that he used traditional power to protect himself instead rather than guns.
The activist added that there was no prior invitation sent to him by the agency neither was any search warrant used by the officers who invaded his home.
According to him, the invasion at his house was an attempt by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to silence him so the killer-herdsmen, whom he always antagonized, will take over the South-West region.
DAILY GIST had also reported how Sunday Igboho was arrested by security operatives in Cotonou, Benin Republic While fleeing to Germany with his wife, Ropo
He has since been remanded inside prison in Benin Republic until next court hearing
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