Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, on Friday said if President Muhammadu Buhari could temper justice with mercy he would bring wanted Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho to him.
Oba Akanbi stated this in an open letter to Buhari he made available to newsmen.
The controversial monarch in the letter pleaded to the President to slow down on the massive manhunt launched by security agents for Igboho, adding that if his plea was accepted he would bring the separatist leader to a round-table in the Villa.
The letter reads in part: “Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, earned his popularity as an activist whose joy is to liberate the cheated. He started as such and grew with it. His strategy is not known to me because I’m not in his camp. Whenever I have information about his move, I call him to order.
“He visited my palace sometime in 2018. I give pieces of advice when sought. Instead of Igboho to distinctively differentiate between agitation towards government and inter-group activism, he failed. At a point, he abused stakeholders with spurious allegations.
“I was the first in the list for drumming support for one Nigeria. As a father, I’ve personally forgiven him. And I’m personally beseeching Your Excellency as the number one citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to demonstrate your magnanimity by forgiving our promising son, Chief Sunday Igboho.
“He is a novice in handling issues against the government. He is a gift to us in Yoruba. He has pledged his readiness to listen to us. I appeal to Your Excellency to slow down security trail on Sunday Igboho.
“I have the assurance that adhering (sic) to this piece will go a long way in strengthening the unity of Nigeria. I promise Your Excellency that Igboho will mind his steps henceforth. He has suffered a lot. He would step down agitations. I will bring him for peace talks at the appropriate time.”