The presidency has stated that Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, must submit himself to security agencies.
Naija News reports that the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, had on Friday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to forgive Sunday Igboho over his agitation for the Yoruba nation.
The monarch urged the President to withdraw security operatives from hunting the activist, adding that he has warned him on his approach of agitation.
Oba Akanbi further stated that he has forgiven Igboho even though Igboho insulted him.
The monarch cited the cases of the late politician, MKO Abiola and late activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, who died in the course of fighting for the freedom of their people, as a lesson for Igboho and other agitations.
“He has pledged his readiness to listen to us,” the Oluwo had said.
“I promise your Excellency that Igboho will mind his steps henceforth. He has suffered a lot.
“He would step down agitations. I will bring him for a peace talk at an appropriate time.”
But speaking to TheNation, a presidential source said only the Director of State Services (DSS), the Nigeria Police Force and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) could determine Igboho’s fate.
“The Oluwo is one of those who are supporting the government and offering advice from time to time. We have read what he wrote,” the source said.
“But only the DSS, the police and the AGF can determine how Igboho’s case will be treated. They can decide his fate.”
A security source said: “It will be difficult to adopt a different approach for Igboho. Before the negotiation, he must first of all respect the law of the land by surrendering.
“He is promoting secession, which is treasonable. The question of peace talks is political. Let him honour security agencies’ summons before seeking refuge.
“Security agents recovered arms from his residence. We have some of his aides with us and they have made some revelations. He needs to come and clarify a few things.”