Olayomi Koiki, the spokesperson of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, commonly known as Sunday Igboho, has explained that he was quoted out of context on the alleged plot to eliminate his principal in Cotonou prison, Benin Republic.
Koiki on Wednesday said at no time did he say enemies wanted to eliminate Igboho.
“I was quoted out of context. I was referring to Prof. Banjo Akintoye in my statement,” Koiki told Vanguard.
“I said, if they are planning evil against Prof. Banji Akintoye and others, they are only trying but God’s power is superior.
“I further said enemies are trying to eliminate Prof. Akintoye (not Igboho) to silence the Yoruba nation agenda.”
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Recall that the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives invaded and raided Igboho’s house in Soka, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital in July, killing two people and arresting some others.
Igboho became a target for President Muhammadu Buhari’s government when he gave Fulani herdsmen an ultimatum to leave Igangan area in Oyo State, and later in the South West generally.
According to him, the herdsmen were responsible for the killings, kidnappings and rape cases happening in the region.
He stepped up his campaign by agitating for a Yoruba Nation to break away from Nigeria.
After his house was raided by the DSS and he was declared wanted, Igboho and his wife, Ropo were arrested by Beninese security agents at a Cotonou airport, Benin Republic while trying to travel to Germany. He has since been detained in a Beninese prison.