According to reports, the Yoruba Nation group had planned to hold a mega rally at Ojota to press for self-determination.
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It was learnt that the Yoruba Nation agitators had gathered for a rally in the area without obtaining a permit from the police
Igboho, who was released by the Benin Republic Government on health grounds, said Momodu risked everything to see him.
Aliyyu clarified that Igboho was released to attend to his health in a Beninese hospital.
A terse statement on Monday by the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, confirmed Igboho’s release.
This was made known in a statement by the Communications Secretary of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye.
He said the hoodlums attacked the same house of the agitator that the Department of State Services attacked on July 1, 2021
The newspaper said Igboho’s lawyer, Chief Yomi Aliyyu, disclosed this on Sunday following an earlier contrary information.
Olajengbesi, an Abuja-based human rights Lawyer, gave the indication in a post on his Facebook page on Friday.
He, however, warned those “flying the kite” to desist from spreading such speculations assuring that Igboho will regain freedom soon.
Sanwo-Olu also presented a cheque of N1 million to the deceased mother, Ifeoluwa Oyeleke, and her three children.
Jumoke, a 25-year-old salesgirl was allegedly killed by a stray bullet on July 3, 2021 during a ‘Yoruba Nation’ rally at the Ojota area of Lagos.
Igboho spoke in a statement by his counsel, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), against the backdrop of the Federal Government’s offer.
Kanu is in the custody of the Directorate of State Services (DSS), following his forced Rendition from Kenya, while Adeyemo is in the custody of Beninese authorities, who apprehended him on the request of the Nigerian Government, awaiting Extradition to Nigeria, pending the outcome of his appeal against his arrest and detention. Kanu, sequel to his recent Extradition, was already standing trial on multiple counts, but jumped bailalleging assassination attempts on his life. Both men could face the death penalty if found guilty of the weighty allegations against them.
Oba Adeyemi made this known at the opening ceremony of the Yoruba Studies Association of Nigeria’s 50th anniversary held at Otunba Subomi Balogun Conference, University of Ibadan, Oyo state.
According to President Buhari on Friday, one of those found to be financing the agitators is a federal lawmaker.
The group, however, urged the Federal Government to address the various security challenges in the country, and leave the Yoruba nation agitators alone.
Gbajabiamila said this on Thursday in Abuja at plenary, saying that his speech at Wednesday’s resumption of the house was misquoted by some media organisations.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), the presidency said it is not expected for Nigerian diaspora to use the platform of the United Nations General Assembly to garner attention for their cause, but that it was “shocking” to see Yoruba Nation advocates publicly teaming up with IPOB – a designated terrorist organization it says now has 50,000-strong paramilitary arm.
Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, raised the alarm in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.