The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) disclosed that it has launched a probe into the allegations that some soldiers were caught spying on the residence of a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
The DHQ in a statement by the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, on Saturday dismissed allegations that the Federal Government masterminded the incident, pointing out that the person involved was a serial impersonator and not a soldier as alleged.
A footage of the incident had shown the two alleged spies being pursued by Igboho’s supporters in Ibadan as they fled on a motorcycle.
They were subsequently caught and taken to Igboho’s residence in Soka area of Ibadan.
Onyeuko, dismissed accusations that the FG orchestrated the incident over comments made by Igboho that Yorubas were no longer a part of Nigeria.
He said: “For the avoidance of doubt, preliminary investigation has so far revealed that one of the alleged ‘soldiers’ is a serial impersonator.
“Meanwhile, credible eyewitnesses and sources have also revealed that some associates of Igboho went in pursuit of some individuals when the motorbike conveying the impersonator and one Nigerian Air Force officer ran into them,’’ the statement said.