A new twist to Igboho saga as one of the aides of the self acclaimed Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has said operatives of the Department of State Services took away N3m and a Closed-circuit television box during Thursday raid of the activist’s house in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Punch correspondent, who visited Igboho’s house, observed bloodstain on the floor in front of the main building. Windows of some vehicles and buildings on the premises were shattered.
There was thick blood clot in one of the chalets, an indication that someone might have been killed or badly injured, and one of Igboho’s aides said the victim, who he identified simply as Alfa, was praying inside the building when he was shot in the head and died on the spot.
A resident of the building said although government agencies had been monitoring Igboho’s movements before now, the attack might not be unconnected to the Yoruba Nation rally scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday.
One of Igboho’s aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “Chief surprised every one of us because the attackers were everywhere, but he escaped. The assailants came around 1.30am, scaled the fence and opened fire.
“I think the instruction they were given was to kill every living thing sighted on the premises. A lady was the one directing them. She was calling occupants of the house by their names. That is to show that an insider gave them the information they relied on.
“They took away about N3m from his (Igboho’s) room as well as his jewellery.”
Another occupant of the house, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “The assailants killed five persons and took away their corpses.
Some ladies, who are wives of chief’s aides, were also taken away. They took away the CCTV box so that we won’t play back.”