The Ilana Omo Oodua has said it is assembling senior Yoruba lawyers to ensure the release of aides of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, arrested during the raid by the Department of State Services on the activist’s house.
Igboho, who is a promoter of the Yoruba Nation, has gone underground following the invasion on Thursday, during which the secret police said it killed two persons and 13.
Speaking with our correspondent on Sunday, the Communication Secretary of the Ilana Omo Oodua, Mr Maxwell Adeleye, said the group which is being led by a renowned historian, Prof Banji Akintoye, would not abandoned Igboho and others.
The group’s spokesman also said the group would make sure that those arrested during the Yoruba Nation rally held in Lagos on Saturday were released.
He said Igboho’s aides did not commit any crime just like the protesters also did not violate any law by their actions.
Adeleye said, “The counsel for Igboho, Chief Yomi Aliu (SAN), has written the DSS, Inspector General of Police.“Igboho is a law abiding person and he has not violated any law. None of his family member was attacked by herdsmen but his love for his people made him to rise up to speak for Yoruba people who are being oppressed in their land. He never killed anyone, but he is being hunted while tknown criminals are being pampered. (Punch)