The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sent a delegation to Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic, to monitor the court proceedings involving Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), who is standing trial today (Monday).
Igboho’s supporters had resolved to attend the court session in large numbers.
Oba Adetunji spoke on Sunday at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace while exchanging views with Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) President General Prince Yemisi Adeaga; first vice President General Dr. Tirimisiyu Oladimeji; the Ekefa Olubadan, Chief Lekan Alabi; Ajia Olubadan, Chief Wasiu Aderoju Alaadorin; Mogaji Makusota and Prof. Oluwasegun Adekunle.
The monarch, however, did not give details of the identity of selected delegates.
A statement by his Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Adeola Oloko, quoted the Olubadan as saying that the decision became necessary to show he was not folding his arms over Igboho.”
“Sunday Igboho lives in Ibadan, got married in Ibadan, rear children in Ibadan, built houses in Ibadan and as such, he has the rights to be protected by Ibadan traditional institution within the ambit of the law just like any human being in Ibadan,” the statement said.
Oba Adetunji, who stated that he was in constant touch with prominent royal fathers, allayed public fears of a repeat performance of the Yoruba-Fulani collision of 1814. The monarch urged the people to remain calm and law-abiding, stressing that truth will prevail.
Igboho’s supporters in the diaspora are also planning to protest at various embassies.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.