Olubadan sends delegates to Cotonou over Igboho’s trial

Olubadan sends delegates to Cotonou over Igboho’s trial
Olubadan and Sunday Igboho

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has dispatched a delegation to Cotonou, Benin Republic, to observe the court proceedings of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.

WuzupNigeria reported that the embattled activist who is under detention is expected to appear before the Beninese court for immigration-related charges Monday, July 26.

However, in a statement on Sunday by the Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity to Olubadan, Mr Adeola Oloko, the delegation would be in court unfailingly Monday.

The PUNCH quoted the monarch as saying that Igboho has the right to be lawfully protected by the Ibadan traditional institution.

Oba Adetunji was quoted to have said this at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace on Sunday while exchanging views with some leaders of thought comprising the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes President General, Prince Yemisi Adeaga, first vice President General, Dr. Tirimisiyu Oladimeji; Ekefa Olubadan, Chief Lekan Alabi; Ajia Olubadan, Chief Wasiu Aderoju Alaadorin; Mogaji Makusota, Prof. Oluwasegun Adekunle and Personal Assistant to Olubadan, Mr. Adeola Oloko.

According to Olubadan, it has become necessary in order to allay the fears of several people including protesters who besiege the palace every now and then that Kabiesi is not folding his arms over the travails of Sunday Igboho and his co-travellers.

He said, "Sunday Igboho lives in Ibadan, got married in Ibadan, rear children in Ibadan, built houses in Ibadan and as such he has the rights to be protected by the Ibadan Traditional Institution within the ambit of the law just like any human being in Ibadan."