The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has denied collecting a dime from anyone to aid the arrest of Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo better known as Sunday Igboho.
It can be recalled that the activist was declared wanted after some of his men were arrested during a raid on his residence at Soka in Ibadan Oyo State on Thursday, July 1st in an attempt to arrest him.
Two people were killed and other abducted during the raid as the secret police vowed to track down and arrest Igboho.
SSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, at a press briefing confirmed that the officials were present at the activist’s house and alleged that illegal arms including seven AK-47 rifles and thousands of ammunition were recovered from the building.
Yoruba Nation agitators yesterday staged a protest in Ibadan demanding the release of agitators arrested by the Department of State Service, DSS.
Olubadan in his statement debunked the reports that he collected the sum of N50 million from the Federal Government to aid the arrest of Igboho.
Mr. Adeola Oloko, the media aide of the Olubadan of Ibadan, said: “The protesters were here. Before they came, we have been hearing through news on social media that Kabiyesi received the sum of N50m for the killing of Igboho, or for his arrest to become possible.
“I want to seize this opportunity to inform the public Kabiyesi didn’t collect a dime from anybody. Sunday Igboho is a Yoruba man, he lives in Ibadan. He is a son of Kabiyesi Olubadan, and we are duty-bound to protect him.
“At 92 going to 93, what does he need much money for?”