Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has been distanced from the bloody attack on the Ibadan residence of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
WuzupNigeria reported that one of Igboho's aides was killed during the attack as machete-wielding hoodlums stormed the Soka residence at the state capital.
Igboho's counsel, Yomi Alliyu, SAN, who confirmed the attack on Saturday has now denied rumours suggesting that the Governor was behind the attack.
In a statement released on Sunday, Alliyu revealed that Makinde has been working behind the scene to ensure the release of Igboho who is currently in detention in the Benin Republic.
“The news going around that it was Governor Seyi Makinde that was sending hoodlums to destroy Chief Sunday Igboho’s House or kill anybody wearing Oduduwa Nation or shirt and face cap is far from the truth and should be discountenanced.
“The complaint is that as Chief Security Officer of the State, the Governor should have ordered security men to quench the upheaval that has led to two deaths, though yet unconfirmed, within this weekend alone.
“Like I use to say in all my interviews all the six governors of South-West, including Seyi Makinde, are strenuously working behind the scene for the release of Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a. Igboho Oosa.
“Kindly disregard any news on social media linking Governor Seyi Makinde and/or any South-West Governor to the anti-Sunday Igboho movement,” Alliyu wrote on his Facebook page.