TECHNOCRAT MEDIA NIGERIA
Yomi Alliyu, counsel to Sunday Adeyemo, a Yoruba nation activist popularly known as ‘Sunday Igboho’, says his client did not authorise any politician to beg the presidency on his behalf.
Sunday Adeyemo has since been in custody at a facility in Cotonou, Benin Republic after he was arrested while trying to flee after the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) raided his house in Ibadan on July 1, 2021.
Though, an Oyo State High Court has declared the raid conducted by the Department of State Service on the residence of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) in Ibadan as illegal.
The court also went ahead ordered DSS to pay N20 billion to Igboho as exemplary and aggravated damages.
In a statement signed by Alliyu on Friday seen by TheCable, the lawyer said they are aware that a politician and one other person have been putting pressure on Igboho and his wife for permission to speak with the presidency so that they can secure his release in Benin Republic.
“We have been reliably informed that some politicians are pressuring our client and his wife to give them endorsement to use at the presidency to justify their new found love and/or defection to the All Progressives Congress and/or curry affection from those in power,” Alliyu said.
“Let the whole world be aware, especially the presidency, that Sunday Adeyemo is totally apolitical with no special love or hatred for any political party as he has friends in all.
“He however respects the six elected governors of the south-west states as authentic representatives of his Yoruba race. Any document purportedly signed by Igboho or his wife endorsing, empowering, or making anybody his mouthpiece other than his lead counsel should be disregarded and taken as fake.
“It is disheartening that a discredited politician with a disreputable pedigree in Yoruba race and another retired security officer are pressurising our client and his wife to give them endorsements to Yoruba youths and the presidency without considering his unlawful incarceration in the Republic of Benin and health issues.”