Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has opened up on the clash between him and DSS operatives last Friday explaining why he pulled off his shirt during the faceoff.
He has also said that the bid to arrest him was an assassination plot.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG had reported what was claimed as a bid by the DSS to arrest him but the bid apparently failed during the confrontation along Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.
Igboho was seen in viral videos of the encounter walking without a shirt adding to the enigma around him.
However, speaking in a radio interview with Rueben Abati, ‘City Talks with Reuben Abati’, the activist explained that he pulled off his shirt because one of the DSS operatives rough-handled him. According to him the DSS operative violently held onto his shirt around his neck area compelling him to leave the shirt for him.
Explaining what happened in the radio interview, Igboho said:
“Why I pulled off my cloth was that one of the DSS operatives held onto my shirt violently. So, I decided to put off the cloth and give it to him and we dragged the matter,” Igboho said in explaining why he pulled off his shirt during the clash with the DSS operatives.
“They started shooting when we began to drag the matter. The whole episode was an embarrassment for me. I am a responsible man, I am a Yoruba citizen, I am fighting for the rights of the Yoruba people. They don’t have to embarrass me.”
Saying that they had no basis to arrest him given that he was up to terms with his civic responsibilities as a citizen, he said:
“I’m a businessman. I pay my tax to the Federal Government every month and I have evidence of tax payment. Should I be going on the road and some people attempt to kill me? For what? Why do that want to kill me because their plan on Friday was to assassinate me. Why?
“There is insecurity in the country. Fulani people are raping our people and killing our people in the forests but the security operatives are not going there to confront them. Instead, they are offered ransom. It is just sad that the government are threatening the common man living peacefully in the country. It should not be so.”