Sunday Igboho Vs DSS: Gani Adams Begs Ooni, Alake To
The Aare Oona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams,
has appealed to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi;
and The Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba
Adedotun Gbadebo, to assist Yoruba rights activist,
Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
Adams made the appeal in an exclusive interview with
Oniftv on Wednesday.
After raiding Igboho’s house in Soka, Ibadan, the
Department of State Services also asked him to report to
The spokesperson for DSS, Peter Afunaya, had said that
seven AK-47 rifles were recovered, alongside pump action
guns and 5,000 rounds of ammunition, including other
weapons, were recovered when DSS raided Igboho’s
house, in Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State around 1:00 a.m. on
The secret police also said it killed two persons and
Igboho, who is a promoter of the Yoruba Nation, has gone
underground following the invasion, denied the ownership
of the arms, and demanded an apology and N500 million
damages from DSS.
However, many Yoruba monarchs have been silent on the
development, a situation that the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba
Adewale Akanbi, attributed to Igboho’s disrespect for
some traditional rulers.
Igboho had in the past tackled Ooni and Alake for
expressing opposing views to his approach in agitating for
Yoruba Nation and fight against herdsmen’s invasion.
But the Yoruba generalissimo appealed to the influential
monarchs and South-West governors to intervene in
Igboho’s travail, adding that “from my experience, it is
difficult to fight the government and win.”
He said, “I appeal to our traditional rulers starting from
Ooni, to Alake and other leaders, including our Governors
who Sunday had abused and insulted – you know he
insulted me too but we need to forgive and help him.
We must not allow this to consume him.
“We are appealing to them generally not to allow Sunday
Igboho to be consumed. The issue on the ground now is
about the interest of the Yoruba Nation. Either you
support self-determination or not, anything that happens
to Sunday Igboho will be a slap to the entire Yoruba race.
They should not forget that the issue on the ground is not
only the issue of self-determination. It is also about
insecurity – that some tribes are determined to overrun
our own region.
“If you allow this to consume Sunday Igboho, it will
create an advantage for the criminals, who have already
invaded our farms and communities to cause a security
“At the same time, I appeal to all agitators that they
should not abuse anybody that defer or disagree on self-
determination – that believes in the devolution of power.
We shouldn’t abuse those who said publicly that they
believe in the devolution of power. We should not be