The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has announced the establishment of a 28- member committee made up of important South- West leaders in the wake of the apprehension of a Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
According to Akin Osuntokun, the group’ s coordinator, the committee would investigate the circumstances surrounding Igboho’ s detention and other connected problems. The activist was caught on Monday night in Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou with a Beninese passport while attempting to travel to Germany, according to SaharaReporters. The Department of State Services (DSS) invaded Igboho’ s home in Ibadan, Oyo state, on July 1. Two days after the raid, he and others planned to stage a ” Yoruba Nation Rally” in Lagos.
The DSS invaded the house, murdering two persons and detaining 12 others, but Igboho managed to flee. The agency said the activist was stockpiling weapons and issued a warrant for his arrest. The Ooni of Ife established an advisory council made up of prominent Yoruba sons and daughters from all walks of life. It’ s known as the Ooni Caucus.
The inauguration had been planned for over a month, and it was only a coincidence that it fell on the same day as news of Sunday Igboho’ s arrest in Cotonou. However, the council is keenly excited about the new development and will respond accordingly in the nearish term, ” Osuntokun said, according to TheCable.
Oba Olusola Alao, Deputy Chairman of the Oyo State Traditional Council and Olugbon of Igbon; Senator Biodun Olujimi, Mrs Toyin Saraki, Mr Segun Awolowo, Prince Doyin Okupe, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Prince Oye Oyewumi, Mr Muyiwa Ige, and General Olu Okunnowo are among the members of the committee, according to him.
On Tuesday, the lawyer, Chief Yomi Alliyu SAN, said his client was shackled inside the cage, abused on the hand, and forced to weep like a baby. When they spoke on the telephone on Tuesday, the lawyer acknowledged that Igboho had wept.