Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, said the federal government wronged Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, and should apologise to him.
Igboho’s Ibadan residence was raided by operatives of the Department of State Security Services, DSS, in a brutal operation. The security police killed two occupants, arrested twelve others and damaged vehicles parked in the premises.
The DSS went on to declare Igboho wanted.
Soyinka weighed in on the matter in an interview he granted BBC Pidgin saying the separatist’s agitation was within his right adding that the attack was oppressive and ultra vires.
“My advice to the government is that they should stop pursuing this person as a criminal because you have begun by acting in a criminal fashion against him.
“If and when Igboho comes to trial, I guarantee you the government will be very embarrassed.
“I think they should tell Igboho, ‘We made a mistake, we should not have acted in this way, you are no longer wanted, go back to your home’. In fact, escort him to his home and let him resume his normal life,” the playwright said.