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Drama As Soldiers, DSS, Policemen Attempt To Arrest Sunday Igboho

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Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has said that a joint team of soldiers, Department of State Services, and policemen attempted to arrest popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho on Friday afternoon.

In a series of tweets via his Twitter handle on Friday, Fani-Kayode said that Igboho was on his way to see Afenifere chieftain, Pa Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos when the joint team, numbering about 40 ambushed him and wanted to arrest him on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

According to Fani-Kayode, Igboho's supporters resisted his arrest as commotion ensued between his supporters and the joint team which sought to arrest him by force.

The former minister said he just spoke with Igboho who confirmed that there was a violent attempt to arrest him by a joint team of soldiers, DSS, and the police.

Fani-Kayode condemned the attempted arrest of Igboho, saying it would be very dangerous to do so, adding that if the security operatives wanted to see him, all they needed to do was to simply invite him and not to lay ambush for him.

He said: "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 and policemen numbering about 40 on the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst he was on his way to see Baba Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos."

He added: "I condemn this attempt to ambush and abduct him. It is not only reckless but also very dangerous.

"If the security agencies want to see him all they need to do is to invite him to their office. I am not aware of any crime that he has committed & I urge restraint on all sides."

Igboho had in January issued seven days ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo over killings of Yorubas.

After the expiration of the ultimatum, he came back to Igangan and addressed thousands of supporters, leading to tension in the area.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had ordered his arrest for inciting the populace against the Fulani herdsmen.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.