Igboho’s House Raid: FG, DSS Acted Like Criminals, Says Soyinka

Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka,
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Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has told the Federal Government to apologise and stop chasing after Yoruba self-determination activist, Chief Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, following the invasion of Igboho’s house by Department of State Services. (DSS) operatives

 The DSS invaded Igboho’s house in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday, July 1, as aprt of operations to stop a Yoruba Nation rally scheduled for Saturday, 3 July 3 at Ojota, Lagos, which eventually held.

  In an interview with BBC Pidgin on Monday, Soyinka said: “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 insisted that the criminal activities of enemies of Nigeria who “appear to be supported by the force of the State” motivated Igboho’s fight for freedom.

He reiterated that the country must be restructured power devolution to the federating units.

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