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Igboho: Federal Government Acted In A Criminal Fashion-Wole Soyinka




Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has reacted to the federal government declaring activist Sunday Adeyemo popular as Sunday Igboho wanted.

Recall that the Department of State Service (DSS) had days back declared Igboho wanted after storming his Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State home.

Sunday Igboho

Activist, Sunday Igboho

According to the DSS, they s raided Igboho’s home following intelligence that he was stock-pilling arms.

Reacting to the situation, Prof. Soyinka asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to apologize to Igboho for the actions of the DSS.

In an interview with BBC Pidgin published on Monday, July 5, Soyinka said the government’s actions and rationale for invading Igboho’s home “stinks.”

He said: “My advise to the government is that they should stop pursuing Igboho as a criminal, because you have begun by acting in a criminal fashion against him.

“If and when Igboho comes to trial, I guarantee you the government will be very embarrassed.

“I think they should tell Igboho ‘we made a mistake’, ‘we should not have acted in this way’, ‘you are no longer wanted’, ‘go back to your home.

“In fact, escort him to his home and let him resume his normal life.”

Soyinka said Igboho’s fight for freedom was caused by criminal acts of enemies of Nigeria who appear to be supported by the force of the state.

He said that although he doesn’t like the sound of a Yoruba Nation any more than he likes the sound of a Tiv or Igbo nation, he agrees that the country must be restructured through the decentralisation of power.




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