THE Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has also lend his voice to the happenings in Nigeria saying the Yoruba freedom agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularlly called Sunday Igboho is not a criminal.
He was speaking with journalists in Lagos on Friday, saying Igboho’s agitation cannot be criminalized because it is peaceful.
On the raid of Igboho’s residence in Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday, July 1, 2021, by the Department of State Services, DSS, he said: “I refuse to accept that Igboho is being chased because he peacefully demonstrated his position vis-a-vis the destiny of this nation, which is a fundamental human right of any body.
Soyinka said, “I refuse to believe that Igboho committed any offence except agitating against Fulani tyranny on his people. He peacefully demonstrated his position. I can’t consider that to be decided a criminal. Agitating for secession is not a criminal act as long as it’s done peacefully. You don’t have to criminalise that.”
Recalled that Igboho and wife, Ropo, was arrested in Benin Republic in the month of July over migration related issues but Ropo was later released while Igboho was not.