Nigeria- Friday 3, April 2021: It has been disclosed that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is under political pressure to arrest Yoruba right activist Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho for calling for Yoruba nation.
It was also revealed that the IGP has been advised against the activist’s arrest in order to avoid disorder in the South West region of Nigeria.
A Senior Police officer, who pleaded anonymity made this known to a news media.
He said “The IG has been under political pressure to arrest Igboho but some leaders from the South-West have also advised against Igboho’s arrest to avoid throwing the region into chaos.
“Igboho has a large following which may react violently if he is arrested. The police authorities are in a dilemma over the issue but I think the IG succumbed to pressure from government hawks who are uncomfortable with Igboho’s trenchant calls for the disintegration of the country.”
It was also confirmed that a letter of invitation was sent to Igboho by the IGP, but rejected by the activist’s security team.
Igboho’s media aide, Olayomi Koiki, made this known in a statement he released and made available to newsmen.
The statement read, “We would like to tell the international community and every Nigerian that this morning, 1st of April, 2021, a letter was sent via DHL to Chief Sunday Igboho but the letter was not received by his security team.
“Later around 3pm of the same day, a team of about six men without uniform arrived in a (Toyota) Corolla car and another nine were in police uniform but all were identified as police officers.
“They wanted to see Chief Sunday Igboho with a letter said to have been addressed to him by the Inspector-General of Police. Again, the letter was not received by Chief Sunday’s security team.
“Chief Sunday would like to know why a letter was sent to him and for what purpose. If the IG of Police wants to invite him, we would like him to first send the same letter to all the bandits and Boko Haram members killing our mothers and farmers and those kidnapping them.
“Since the IG of Police wants to invite him, he should make a public statement addressed to Chief Sunday Igboho. We should all remember how a letter was sent to the late Dele Giwa.”