Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has urged the Federal Government to stop its futile attempt to criminalise Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, and tender an unreserved apology for raiding his residence.
WuzupNigeria reported that two of Igoho’s associates, including his right-hand man, Saheed Adisa, also known as Adogan, were killed when officials of the Department of State Services invaded his residence in Ibadan, Oyo State, early on Thursday.
The DSS, which has declared the self-styled activist a wanted person, claimed that the raid was based on intelligence that Igboho was stockpiling arms to cause unrest.
However, in a recent interview with BBC Pidgin published on Monday, Soyinka said, “My advice to the government is that they should stop pursuing Igboho as a criminal because you have begun by acting in a criminal fashion against him,” he said.
“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.”
Court sentences PDP youth leader to two-year imprisonment for attacking Buhari, SGF on Facebook
Breastfeeding acts as babies’ first vaccine – UN
EndSars: Police recover weapons from hoodlum who looted armory, make arrest
PHOTOS: Kiddwaya throws shade as he shares photos with fellow BBNaija star Lilo
Police nab Abia Ministry Director for extorting N500 from students
COVID-19: Nigeria records 11 deaths, 444 new infections – NCDC
Archbishop of Enugu decries lockdown in South East
17 dead, 85 buildings burnt in Plateau killings – CP
Sound Sultan: 18 things to know about throat cancer
Court acquits ex-NBA President of N1.4bn fraud charge
Igboho, Kanu: Who is naive now? BY Adekunle Ade-Adeleye
Expertise in household chores doesn’t make better wives – Blessing Okoro
Nigerians blast American rapper, Bia, for saying she doesn’t know Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido
VIDEO: Angry indigene calls out road contractor over substandard road project in Edo
Mourinho tells Ozil his girlfriend slept with everyone at Inter, Milan – Perez audio leaks
Naira Marley’s signee, Zinoleesky acquires brand new car
VIDEO: Will I remain single if someone sweeps over my feet with a broom?
VIDEO: Gani Adams rallies Benin Republic monarchs for Sunday Igboho
FIDIO: Ǹjẹ́ Gbogbo Akitiyan Ìjọba Láti Mú Ẹ̀yìn Olóyè Sunday Ìgbòho Balẹ̀ Yìí Tọ́ Àbí Kò Tọ́?
VIDEO: Pastor Tunde Bakare declares National Movement
VIDEO: CCTV footage of nine-year-old suspect setting Prince Ebeano supermarket in Abuja on fire
VIDEO: Bandits release 28 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School
VIDEO: Ladipo Market traders clash with security operatives
VIDEO: I passed through a lot in Oman, assaulted, owed wages, drugged and deported – Funmilayo Fehintola
News24 hours ago
COVID-19: NCDC announces 407 new infections as doctors strike begins
News6 hours ago
FG ready to support states on e-governance, digital transformation – Pantami
News20 hours ago
Uzodinma recalls Attorney general three months after sack
Sports18 hours ago
Netherlands’ Hassan clinches women’s Olympics 5000m gold
Entertainment17 hours ago
BBNaija: Why I respect Angel – Cross
Entertainment19 hours ago
BBNaija S6: I really want a relationship with Angel – Sammie
Entertainment17 hours ago
BBNaija: Maria was first lady that caught my attention – White Money
Entertainment18 hours ago
PHOTO: Woman seeking husband wears wedding dress to church