Protesters in Ibadan demand release of Igboho’s associates arrested by DSS
Associates and supporters of Yoruba self-determination fighter, Mr Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, staged a peaceful protest along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to condemn the recent raid of Igboho’s house by officials of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) and Nigeria army.
The protesters, who marched in peaceful order Wednesday to express their grievances, also demanded the release of his families, friends and associates arrested during the raid.
They chanted “No retreat, no surrender!”, “Oodua Nation!”, “Sunday Igboho is not a criminal!” among others. They also carried placards displaying similar messages.
They moved in a row from the Soka end of the expressway, thus, creating heavy vehicular movement along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for several minutes.
They later moved to the major streets and areas, including Challenge and Molete in Ibadan demanding the release of the arrested persons.
They later headed for the palace of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji to solicit his support for their cause.
It could be recalled that some people were arrested at the house of Sunday Igboho last Thursday when his residence located at Soka area in Ibadan was invaded by a combined team of the Department of State Service (DSS).
The Department of State Service (DSS) confirmed the arrest of the thirteen persons.
The families of the arrested persons and supporters of Sunday Igboho are calling for their release, describing their arrest as illegal.
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