The Department of State Services has declared Sunday Adeyiyi Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho wanted, this was based on intelligence that he has stockpiled arms in his residence.
DSS Spokesman, Peter Afunanya confirmed the raid on Igboho’s residence at Soka Ibadan, the raid which left two of Igboho’s men dead while 8 others were arrested, with an operative of the DSS shot on his right arm.
Afunanya said, “In the early hours (about 0134 hours) of today, 1st July, 2021, a joint team of security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo a.k.a. Sunday Igboho at Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State. This was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place. On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by 9 men, suspected to be Igboho’s guards. 6 of them were armed with AK-47 gun and 3 others, with Pump-Action riffles
“In the course of the exchange, 2 of Igboho’s armed men were gunned down while the rest were subdued and arrested. Only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his right hand sustained injury. He has however received medical attention and is very stable.
“Afterwards, the team procedurally searched the house and subsequently recovered the following among others: 7 AK-47 assault rifles; 3 Pump Action guns; 30 fully charged AK-47 magazines; 5000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition; 5 Cutlasses, 1 Jack knife, 1 Pen Knife; 2 Pistol holsters; 1 binoculars, 2 whistles; 50 Cartridges; 18 Walkie-Talkies; 3 Voodoo charm jackets/traditional body armour; 2 Laptops (1 Toshiba and One 1Compaq), and his international passport and those of many others. Further exploitation and forensic analysis are ongoing.
“Aside the items recovered from the building, 13 suspects including twelve 12 males and 1 female were arrested and brought to Abuja.”
“The gun duel which lasted for an hour offered Igboho the chance to escape. Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho is now on the run. Igboho may run as far as he can. He may hide as long as he wants. He might have attacked security operatives as his strength carried him. But this will be the end of his shenanigans. Soon, he will not have a hiding place. His strength will sure fail him. And the law will catch up with him. The law may be slow. But it will be steady.
“Consequently, Igboho is advised to turn himself in to the nearest security agency. Those cheering and eulogising him may appeal to or advise him to do the needful. He should surrender himself to the appropriate authorities. He or anyone can never be above the law. Meanwhile, those arrested will be charged accordingly,” the DSS spokesman added.
Igboho is a Yoruba rights activists and one of the vocal voice for Yoruba sovereignty state, efforts to get his media aide comment on the raid proved abortive.