Sunday Igboho Not Criminal, Tag Fits Rather Herdsmen – Soyinka Tells Buhari

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka says Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho, is not a criminal, telling the government of President Muhammadu Buhari that the tag fits rather the Fulani herdsmen killing people and raping women.

He said this while speaking with journalists at the Freedom Park in Lagos on Friday, noting that Igboho’s agitation cannot be criminalized because it’s peaceful.

Soyinka also criticized the Department of State Services, DSS, for raiding Igboho’s residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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.

“Somebody calls for secession, calls for a separate state, I don’t consider that, and nowhere does it deserve to be called a criminal act.

“As long as it is done peacefully, collectively, within the ambit of the law, you don’t now criminalize that action.

“And in addition, commit criminal acts against such an individual, which is what the government, the security forces did by raiding Igboho’s home in the middle of the night, killing two of his own people, then claiming, without a warrant or anything, they found weapons in his home.”

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