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Uproar as DSS, police attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho



Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has alleged that there was an attempt to arrest Sunday Adeyemo, a youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho, on Friday.

Igboho, who was in the news recently, had asked herders in Igangan, Ibarapa north local government area of Oyo state, to leave the community within seven days.

He had accused herders and Fulanis of being behind the rising insecurity in the area.

His statement reportedly incited some of his supporters to destroy houses and cars, including those of Saliu Kadri, the Seriki Fulani of Igangan.

The quit notice, which sparked tension in some parts of the state, prompted Seyi Makinde, the governor, to ask Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP) to arrest those fomenting trouble in Oyo.

The IGP, thereafter, directed Ngozi Onadeko, Oyo commissioner of police, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja, but some Yoruba leaders, including Fani-Kayode, were against the order.

In a tweet on Friday, Fani-Kayode said he was informed by Igboho that there was “a violent attempt” to arrest him by a joint team of soldiers, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), and police officers along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

“I just spoke to my brother, Sunday Igboho. He told me there was a violent attempt to arrest him this afternoon by a joint team of soldiers, DSS operatives & policemen numbering about 40 on the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst he was on his way to see Baba Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos,” Fani-Kayode wrote.