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Igboho’s Supporters Storm State Secretariat, Demand Freedom Of Arrested Colleagues

Yoruba Nation agitators have protested to Agodi Secretariat Ibadan to declare support for Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho whose house was recently invaded by men of the Department of State Security Service, DSS.

The protesters in their hundreds who were on a peaceful protest were received on behalf of the State Government by the Executive Assistant to Governor Makinde on Security Matters, Mr. Sunday Odukoya.

Speaking with journalists shortly after their departure, Mr Odukoya said the agitators were part of the Oduduwa nation agitators groups who demanded the release of those arrested in Igboho’s house within seven days.

Mr. Odukoya added that they also demanded for justice of the two people that were killed during the DSS’ raid on Igboho’s house.

The Executive Assiatant urged the agitators to maintain peace saying there was no good thing about rascality, hooliganism and asked the agitators to put their demands in writing for necessary actions.

The protesters were seen with various placards requesting the release of those arrested at Igboho’s house.

They were also shouting Sunday Igboho is not a criminal, and should not be treated as such.

The protesters had earlier visited the Palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, to seek his interventions in facilitating the release of some of the agitators arrested during the DSS raid on Sunday Adeyemo, Igboho’s residence.

Radio Nigeria reports that the protest caused a gridlock around the Secretariat-UCH-Bodija axis as they arrived during the closing hours of workers.

The entrance gates to the Oyo State Secretariat were locked and manned with heavy presence of security operatives to forestall the breakdown of law and order.

Iyabo Adebisi

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