There was palpable tension in Ibadan the Oyo State capital amidst rumors that security operatives had arrested acclaimed Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. One of his top aide, Adesina Akinpelu has however stated in details what really ensued.
Akinpelu told TheCable that the security operatives “calmed down” after Igboho identified himself and his men exchanged strong words with them.
“We were travelling along Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday. When we reached a spot around Guru Mahraji place, just after Ibadan old toll gate, we were our convoy was intercepted by combined team of security forces. I noticed police, DSS and military in the team that intercepted us,” Akinpelu said.
Eyewitnesses account also corroborated Akinpelu’s claim stating that Igboho had confronted the security operatives for not going after bandits in the north and chasing after abductors of students but running after him. Sources close to the scene attested to the fact that one of the security operatives had asked, “where’s the criminal”? referring to Sunday Igboho. The combined team immediately left after Igboho’s supporters stormed the scene.