Lead counsel to Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN) has advised his supporters against staging demonstrations in his name for the time being.
Aliyu, in a statement on Thursday, said Igboho also asked his supporters to ignore any messages to the contrary.
“There is time for everything. Chief Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Igboho Oosa, is desirous of respecting those murdered in his house on that black 1st July, 2021.
“In that wise, he has advised against staging any demonstration or rally in his name for the time being. He will also like people to respect his family by not calling his mum out for anything public. Igboho for now has no authentic mouthpiece anywhere.
“In that wise, people are advised to take anything said by anybody claiming to be from him with a pinch of salt. The exception is the statement by his lead counsel.
“Let’s respect the dead. On no account should anybody attack any public place or security personnel on the pretence of agitating for Yoruba nation!” the statement read in part.
On July 20, Igboho and his Germany-based wife, Ropo, were arrested at an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic, by security operatives while trying to flee to Germany.
He was detained at the request of the Nigerian government, who had declared him “wanted” after Department of State Services (DSS) opertives raided his home in Ibadan.