By Festus Fifen.
The Department of State Services DSS has said that a joint involving its men and men of other sister security agencies raided the House of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo Popularly called Sunday Igboho because there were intelligence reports that he Sunday Igboho had stockpile of arms and ammunition at home one of hisbresience.
Briefing Newsmen in Abuja while parading 12 men including a female arrested from igboho’s residence during the raid and other sophisticated arms and ammunition, Spokesperson of the Service Dr. Peter Afunanya said that about 0134 hours 1st July 2021, a joint team of security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo at Soka in Ibadan Oyo state.
In his words, ” 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 nine (9) men, suspected to be IGBOHO’s guards. Six (6) of them were armed with AK-47 gun and Three (3) others, with Pump-Action riffles.”
According to Dr. Afunanya, In the course of the exchange, two (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.
Dr. Afunaya said the team procedurally searched the house and subsequently recovered l Seven (7) AK-47 assault rifles; three (3) Pump Action guns; thirty (30) fully charged AK-47 magazines; five Thousand (5,000) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition; Five (5) Cutlasses, One (1) Jack knife, One (1) Pen Knife, Two (2) Pistol holsters;
and One (1) binoculars.
other items recovered from the residence of the self acclaimed liberator of the Yoruba Nation includes
A wallet containing Five (5) US Dollars in one (1) Dollar denomination; local and international driver’s licences in his name, ATM Cards, a German residence permit No. YO2N6K1NY bearing his name; Two (2) whistles; Fifty (5) Cartridges; Eighteen (18) Walkie-Talkies; Three Voodoo charm jackets/traditional body armour; Two (2) Laptops (One (1) Toshiba and One (1) Compaq); and his International Passport and those of many others.
He added that Further exploitation and forensic analysis are ongoing.
The DSS Spokesman said Aside the items recovered from the building, about thirteen (13) suspects including twelve (12) males and one (1) female were arrested and brought to Abuja. While one suspect is being profiled, the other twelve (12) paraded are:
Abdulateef OFEYAGBE, Amoda BABATUNDE aka Lady K (female) , Tajudeen ERINOYEN, Diakola, ADEMOLA, Abideen SHITTU , Jamiu NOAH, Ayobami DONALD and Adelabe USMAN. others include Oluwafelumi KUNLE, Raji KAZEEM, Taiwo OPEYEMI and Bamidele SUNDAY.
Dr Afunanya emphasized that the briefing and parading of the suspects became necessary in order to Inform Nigerians and the world that Sunday IGBOHO and his group, in the guise of campaign for self-determination, have become well-armed and determined to undermine public order. stating clearly the arrests and seizures are, no doubt, a confirmation of a grand plan by IGBOHO and his cohorts to wage a violent insurrection against the Nigerian State.
another Reason given by Dr. Afunanya is also to Alert foreign missions and licencing authorities within and outside Nigeria about the development and the possibility that IGBOHO could declare some of his permit and identity cards missing to seek their replacement.
Dr. Afunanya also hinted stakeholders that the Five (5) AK-47 assault rifles recovered from the building are suspected to be those collected by IGBOHO’s men from Nigerian Customs and Immigration personnel at Idi Iroko, Ogun State.
” 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, ADEYEMO/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” Dr. Afunanya said.
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