By Bose Adelaja
Apex Yoruba Youths Interest Group; The World Yoruba Youth Council (Igbimọ Àpapọ Ọdọ Yoruba Lágbayé) has written to the federal government demanding the release of Yoruba nation agitator Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as ‘Sunday Igboho’, detained by the Republic of Benin since July 2021.
This follows the recent statement by the Pan Yoruba socio-political group; Afenifere demanding the unconditional release of the agitator from Benin Republic detention.
The interest group under the direction of a jurist, Aare Oladotun Hassan, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
According to the group, the detention of Igboho is very worrying at this time. He said: “We urge the entire international community, royal fathers, political leaders and elites of Yoruba origin to increase the demand for the release of a worthy son, who has done his best to defend the interests of our people, including lives and properties.
“Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho has indeed been successful in his demand / agitations for strong security of lives and property of our people, and he has done nothing but put the government on guard to ensure the security of lives and property of all the citizens of our beloved. country very seriously.
“As Indigenous citizens concerned with the constitutional right to adequate welfare and the strong dividends of true democracy, we demand the release of our dear brother, whom we believe the safety of all citizens should be the priority. absolute rule of government of our nation without giving priority to any particular tribe over others”.
The statement said the group forwarded a letter to the office of the Hon. Abubakar Makami, SAN, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation through the President’s Law Firm: Juryman Associates, based his request on public perceptions and the interests of international communities for the abandonment of any ongoing legal actions or investigations against Igboho in Nigeria and Benin Republic accordingly.
“We are working diligently to ensure that his release is granted, however, all ‘Yoruba Nation’ agitators must be more careful and cautioned against making any further inflammatory statements, especially given the times we find ourselves in. “
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