Chief Sunday Adeyemo Popular Yoruba rights activist, aka Sunday Igboho, has said that the recent assault on his person by the operatives of the Department of State Services was an attempt to assassinate him.
He said also he pulled off his shirt because one of the DSS operatives held his shirt violently close to his neck area.
Igboho made this disclosure on Saturday while featuring on a radio programme, ‘City Talks with Reuben Abati’.
Recall that there was pandemonium on Friday along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when Igboho and his supporters were on their way to attend a peace meeting meet.
In a viral video, a shirtless Igboho was seen with his men daring the security operatives and throwing expletives.
Many have asked questions as to why Igboho believed to have metaphysical powers and known to wear traditional bulletproof vest was topless during the face-off.
However, Igboho said, “Why I pull off my shirt was because one of the DSS operatives violently held onto my shirt. So, I decided to pull off the shirt and give it to him for us to drag the matter.
“They started shooting when we began to drag the matter. The whole episode was an embarrassment for me. I am a responsible man, I am a Yoruba citizen, I am fighting for the rights of the Yoruba people. They don’t have to embarrass me.”
” If not for the fact that the incident was recorded, they would have denied it entirely.
Noting that one Deputy Director shouted where is that criminal, referring to him, Igboho said, “I’m a businessman. I pay my tax to the Federal Government every month and I have evidence of tax payment. Should I be going on the road and some people attempt to kill me? For what? Why do they want to kill me because their plan on Friday was to assassinate me. Why?
“There is insecurity in the country. Fulani people are raping our people and killing our people in the forests but the security operatives are not going there to confront them. Instead, they are offered ransom. It is just sad that the government is threatening the common man living peacefully in the country. It should not be so.”
Igboho also said a joint team of DSS operatives, soldiers, and civil defence were on the Friday mission to arrest him, noting that there was no policeman on the team.
Igboho rose to prominence last month when he issued an eviction notice to herdsmen accused of sundry crimes in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State and enforced same.END