Following the raid on Igboho’s house by officials of the DSS, it has been reported that, the Aare Oona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, has appealed to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; and The Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, to assist Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Igboho.
After the raid on Igboho’s house, some ammunition were allegedly found in his house, and he has denied the ownership of the arms, even when summoned by the DSS.
Igboho has since gone into hiding,, and has demanded an apology and N500 million damages from DSS.
There has however been reactions from people, following silence from Yoruba monarchs on the situation, and this has prompted Aare Gani Adams to appeal to influential monarchs to come to Igboho’s rescue.
Adams stated that, “I appeal to our traditional rulers starting from Ooni, to Alake and other leaders, including our Governors who Sunday had abused and insulted – you know he insulted me too but we need to forgive and help him. We must not allow this to consume him.”
He added that, “We are appealing to them generally not to allow Sunday Igboho to be consumed. The issue on the ground now is about the interest of the Yoruba Nation. Either you support self-determination or not, anything that happens to Sunday Igboho will be a slap to the entire Yoruba race. They should not forget that the issue on the ground is not only the issue of self-determination. It is also about insecurity – that some tribes are determined to overrun our own region.”
He also made it known that, “If you allow this to consume Sunday Igboho, it will create an advantage for the criminals, who have already invaded our farms and communities to cause a security threat.”