Attempt by a joint team of soldiers, Department of State Services, DSS and policemen to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho was today resisted by youths.
The joint team laid ambush for Igboho, but his youthful supporters resisted the move.
Igboho was said to be 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.
Why this harassment of CHIEF SUNDAY IGBOHO by agents of a government that knows the whereabouts of bandits who live inside remote forests and won't go near them but have the temerity and shamelessness to terrorize a man who lives in his own beautiful home in Ibadan city!!! pic.twitter.com/70fHCm3VI5
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) February 26, 2021
His supporters reportedly resisted his arrest as commotion ensued between his supporters and the joint team which sought to arrest him by force.
Femi Fani-Kayode confirmed that the joint security team sought to violently arrest Igboho while on his way to Lagos to see Pa Adebanjo.
According to him, 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.
In his words: “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.”
Meanwhile, The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday refuted reports they had attempted to arrest Sunday Igboho in Oyo State.
Public Relations Officer, National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya, in a statement described it as fake news.
A tersely worded statement by Afunanya reads: “The Department of State Services wishes to refute the news that it attempted to arrest one Sunday Igboho, today, at Ibadan, Oyo State.