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Igboho’s Arrest: Don’t Set Nigeria On Fire -Gani Adams Warns FG

..Says He Has Right To Freedom

…As Police Disperse Igboho Supporters’ Protest In Ibadan

Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has insisted that Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo who is popularly referred to as Sunday Igboho, has a right to freedom.

He also labelled the attempt by the Federal Government to criminalise him, as undemocratic.

This was contained in a statement by Adams’ Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi.

“Igboho’s case is gradually exposing FG’s plan to clamp down on all agitators and that is undemocratic, and also capable of turning government to the tyranny of the majority, especially, from a government that came to power with a lot of hope and support from the people of the South-West,” Adams said.

He also asked the Federal Government to be fair in handling Igboho’s case as maltreatment may lead to war.

Adams added, “I think the FG should be fair to the young man because any attempt to trivialize issues of agitations might set this nation on fire.

“For example, the issue of self-determination did not come up overnight. It was as a result of the long years of injustice, nepotism, and corruption occasioned by bad leadership.”

According to him, the Nigerian government “will be making a big mistake if it decides to treat agitators of Yoruba nation as common criminals or enemies.”

Adams also insisted Igboho “is entitled to seek refuge in a foreign land if he thinks his safety cannot be guaranteed here in Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, armed policemen have dispersed supporters of Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho who staged a protest in Ibadan against the arrest of the Yoruba nation agitator by authorities in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

The protesters were said to have marched to Soka Bus Stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where they sang and demanded the release of Igboho.

Residents said the protesters, who were armed with placards bearing various inscriptions, included males and females.

They were said to have called on Yoruba leaders and the international community to fight for the release of Igboho.

One of the street hawkers at Soka Bus Stop told our correspondent that Igboho supporters sang repeatedly, warning the Federal Government not to kill Igboho the way Chief MKO Abiola was allegedly killed.

The street hawker said the protest grounded traffic in the area and some motorists who were conversant had to take alternative routes to avoid the area.

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