I would not allow the recurrence performance of Yoruba-Fulani coalition of 1814”–Olubadan~details below


So many people of caliber has been voicing out to support the release of Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly (Igboho) that was recently arrested in Benin Republic on his way to Germany not long after his counterpart Nnamdi Kanu was also arrested in Kenya. 

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, has sent a delegation to Cotonou, Benin Republic over the court case involving Sunday Igboho.

This was disclosed by Adeola Oloko who is the first class monarch Director of Media and Publicity 

“the delegation was sent to examine the proceedings of the court case involving Sunday Igboho” 

The Oba Adetunji made this statement at his palace in Ibadan on Sunday while exchanging views with some leaders of the Central Council of Ibadan among others 

“this would allay the fears of several people, including protesters who besieged his palace that he was folding his arms over the travails of Sunday Igboho and his co-travellers, he said. 

While noting that “Sunday Igboho have lived most of his life in Ibadan where he got married, built houses, reared his children in Ibadan, and as such he has the rights to be protected by Ibadan Traditional Institution within the ambit of the law just like any human being in Ibadan, he said. 

The monarch elucidate that he was in constant touch with the Yoruba prominent royal fathers, including Igboho royal crowns. He also noted that “he would not allow the recurrence performance of Yoruba-Fulani coalition of 1814” 

He further noted that “Students of Nigeria history may wish to be reminded that when some people during the period under reference chose to engage in territorial expansion to the sea, it took the Ibadan army under Balogun Oderinlo to repel the attack and stop the incursion near Osogbo,”

The court in Beninese adjourned Igboho’s case till Monday, aftermath of the failure of his five lawyers to convince the prosecutor that he has no case to answer.

The Beninese authorities have, however, released Ropo, the agitator’s wife, who was arrested with the 48-year-old activist on Monday, July 19, 2021, by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin on their way to Germany.

The lawyers had said that during the hearing, prosecutors claimed Igboho was on a watchlist for alleged trafficking in arms, inciting violence that could result in social disturbance and causing disunity in Nigeria.


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