Igboho reveals how attempted arrest failed

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Popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has revealed details of a failed attempt by soldiers, DSS operatives and police personnel to arrest him along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday.

Igboho said that the encounter occurred at the Guru Maharaji bus stop on the ever-busy highway.

He advised the Federal Government to leave him alone and instead focus on criminal herdsmen, bandits and insurgents making life unsafe for Nigerians on a daily basis.

The Yoruba activist said that instead of hounding him, the DSS should invite popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who has been meeting bandits inside the forest.

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Igboho further explained that the security agencies did not deem it fit to invite him for questioning rather than waylay him on the road.

“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?” he told

“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?” he told The Punch.

Asked if he would honour a police invitation, he answered: “Go and ask them to invite Gumi and Shekau (Boko Haram leader) first before disturbing me. Let them face the bandits instead.”

He vowed not to go into hiding to wade-off future attempts at arresting him, saying, “I cannot run.”

 

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