Sunday Igboho Talks Tough After Botched Arrest

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Sunday Igboho Talks Tough After Botched Arrest
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said that any attempt to arrest him on Yorubaland will fail.

This came after a fresh attempt by the police, the army and the Department of State Services to arrest him on Friday.

Igboho in his reaction to the failed arrest around the Guru Maharaji bus stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway told Punch during an interview on Friday said he will not be intimidated.

The activist who came into limelight for issuing a quit notice on Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the South-West, said he was never invited before the attempt to arrest him.

He advised the Federal Government to rather focus its attention on capturing Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, and invite Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who has been meeting with bandits in recent times.

He said, “I was never invited. They just lay in ambush for me at Guru Maharaji and started shooting. They started shouting, ‘Where is Sunday Igboho?’ I identified myself and asked them what the problem was. They said I was under arrest and I said, ‘For what? On my father’s land? That was how it degenerated.

“When they noticed how tense everywhere was, they fled. They came in four Hilux vans and a Toyota Land Cruiser. There are bandits operating all over the place but people like me who are defending our fatherland are the ones you want to arrest. Why?”

Speaking on whether he was invited by the police he said, “I have not been invited. What have I done to warrant an arrest? Why do they want to arrest me? What have I done?”

“Go and ask them to invite Gumi and Shekau first before disturbing me. Let them face the bandits instead,” he said when queried on whether he would honour a police invitation if invited.

On whether he would go into hiding, he said, “What for? I am in the neighbourhood. I cannot run.”

Igboho confirmed that the restriction on his bank account has been lifted despite being initially frozen.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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