Why I declined police invitation – Ighoho


Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho has attributed his refusal to honour police invitation over his call for secession of the Yorubas from Nigeria to fear of going the way of slain journalist, Dele Giwa who died of letter bomb.

Recall that the police on February 26 attempted to arrest Ighoho along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway but were unsuccessful due to the activist’s followers’ resistance.

On Friday, according to a statement his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, released, the Inspector General of Police sent a letter of invitation to him which he refused to accept on the ground that it may leave him dead like Giwa.

The statement reads in part, “We would like to tell the international community and every Nigerian that this morning, 1st of April, 2021, a letter was sent via DHL to Chief Sunday Igboho but the letter was not received by his security team.

“Later around 3pm of the same day, a team of about six men without uniform arrived in a (Toyota) Corolla car and another nine were in police uniform but all were identified as police officers.

“They wanted to see Chief Sunday Igboho with a letter said to have been addressed to him by the Inspector-General of Police. Again, the letter was not received by Chief Sunday’s security team.

“Chief Sunday would like to know why a letter was sent to him and for what purpose. If the IG of Police wants to invite him, we would like him to first send the same letter to all the bandits and Boko Haram members killing our mothers and farmers and those kidnapping them.

“Since the IG of Police wants to invite him, he should make a public statement addressed to Chief Sunday Igboho. We should all remember how a letter was sent to the late Dele Giwa.”


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