A combined team of policemen and the Department of State Services, DSS, have failed in an attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday.
Igboho, was seen in a video uploaded in the internet, with his men, challenging the security operatives to “do their worst”.
They eventually abandoned their mission and drove off.
A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, confirmed the incident in a statement, saying Igboho was on his way to meet with 93-year-old Afenifere Chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo, when the incident happened.
The statement partly read, “I just spoke to my brother Sunday Igboho. He told me there was a violent attempt to arrest him this afternoon by a joint team of soldiers, DSS operatives and policemen numbering about 40 on the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst he was on his way to see Baba Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos.
“I condemn this attempt to ambush and abduct him. It is not only reckless but also very dangerous. If the security agencies want to see him all they need to do is to invite him to their office. I am not aware of any crime that he has committed and I urge restraint on all sides.
“Let me also send a warning to the Federal Government that Sunday Igboho is a hero to millions of Yoruba and either killing him or detaining him unlawfully would be the biggest mistake they could make. Building bridges, dialogue and the pursuit of peace is better than intimidation, threats, violence and war. A word is enough for the wise.”