Ibadan based political activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said schemes to get him arrested and caged by the police, the army and the Department of State Services will be unsuccessful.
Speaking during an interaction with the media while reacting to the face-off between him and security agents around the Guru Maharaji bus stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Igboho said he would not be intimidated by the fresh attempt to arrest him.
The Yoruba activist clarified he had not been officially invited by the security forces before their latest attempt to arrest him.
Igboho has been in the news lately for issuing eviction order on Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the South-West.
Advising the Federal Government to focus on capturing Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, and invite Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who has been meeting with bandits in recent times, Igboho clarified he did not know why he was being targeted.
Said he: “I was never invited. They just lay in ambush for me at Guru Maharaji and started shooting. They started shouting, ‘Where is Sunday Igboho?’ I identified myself and asked them what the problem was. They said I was under arrest and I said, ‘For what? On my father’s land? That was how it degenerated.
“When they noticed how tense everywhere was, they fled. They came in four Hilux vans and a Toyota Land Cruiser. There are bandits operating all over the place but people like me who are defending our fatherland are the ones you want to arrest. Why?”
Asked if the police had invited him, he said “I have not been invited. What have I done to warrant an arrest? Why do they want to arrest me? What have I done?”
Regarding whether he would honour an invitation by the police if invited, Igboho noted: “Go and ask them to invite Gumi and Shekau first before disturbing me. Let them face the bandits instead.”
Declaring he had since returned to his Ibadan base, Igboho also impugned the possibility of going into hiding, saying “What for? I am in the neighbourhood. I cannot run."
Meanwhile, Igboho has equally declared he would not relrnt in his efforts to set his people (the Yoruba) free.
In an interaction with the media, his spokesman, Oladapo Salami, said his principal saw the attempted arrest as a ploy to cow and cage him from defending the rights of his people.
Salami said, “Igboho went to attend a meeting with some Yoruba elders and, on his way coming back, some security agents wanted to apprehend him. The security agents blocked the road with patrol vans of Operation Burst, DSS van and made an attempt to arrest him.
“One of the vehicles used to block him is marked AK 1449. It was Operation Burst vehicle. But they were not able to arrest him. The incident happened before Guru Maharaji Camp," he said.