DSS declares Igboho wanted, nab 13 of his boys


The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that a combined team of security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as ‘Sunday Igboho’ in Ibadan, Oyo state, in the early hours of Thursday.

According to the spokesperson for the DSS, Peter Afunanya, the raid was “based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place.”

He said at his residence at Soka area of Ibadan, the security operatives came under heavy gun attack by nine (9) men, suspected to be IGBOHO’s guards with six (6) of them armed with AK-47 gun and Three (3) others, with Pump-Action riffles.

“In the course of the exchange, two (2) of IGBOHO’s armed men were gunned down while the rest were subdued and arrested. Only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his right-hand sustained injury. He has however received medical attention and is very stable.

“Afterwards, the team procedurally searched the house and subsequently recovered the following among others:

i. Seven (7) AK-47 assault rifles;

ii. Three (3) Pump Action guns;

iii. Thirty (30) fully charged AK-47 magazines;

iv. Five Thousand (5,000) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition;

v. Five (5) Cutlasses, One (1) Jack knife, One (1) Pen Knife

vi. Two (2) Pistol holsters;

vii. One (1) binoculars

viii. A wallet containing Five (5) US Dollars in one (1) Dollar denomination; local and international driver’s licences in his name, ATM Cards, a German residence permit No. YO2N6K1NY bearing his name;

ix. Two (2) whistles;

x. Fifty (5) Cartridges;

xi. Eighteen (18) Walkie-Talkies;

xii. Three Voodoo charm jackets/traditional body armour;

xiii. Two (2) Laptops (One (1) Toshiba and One (1) Compaq); and

xiv. His International Passport and those of many others (as displayed here). Further exploitation and forensic analysis are ongoing.

Afunanya said aside the items recovered from the building, about thirteen (13) suspects including twelve (12) males and one (1) female were arrested and brought to Abuja. While one suspect is being profiled, the other twelve (12) paraded here are:

i. Abdulateef OFEYAGBE

ii. Amoda BABATUNDE aka Lady K (female)

iii. Tajudeen ERINOYEN

iv. Diakola ADEMOLA

v. Abideen SHITTU

vi. Jamiu NOAH

vii. Ayobami DONALD

viii. Adelabe USMAN

ix. Oluwafelumi KUNLE

x. Raji KAZEEM

xi. Taiwo OPEYEMI and

xii. Bamidele SUNDAY.

The DSS said” Sunday IGBOHO and his group, in the guise of campaign for self-determination, have become well-armed and determined to undermine public order.

“This, the arrests and seizures are, no doubt, a confirmation of a grand plan by IGBOHO and his cohorts to wage a violent insurrection against the Nigerian State.

Items including charms recovered from Sunday Igboho’s residence in Ibadan
Also, the service “Alert foreign missions and licencing authorities within and outside Nigeria about this development and the possibility that IGBOHO could declare some of his personal permit and identity cards missing in order to seek their replacement.

“Apprise stakeholders that the Five (5) AK-47 assault rifles recovered from the building are suspected to be those collected by IGBOHO’s men from Nigerian Customs and Immigration personnel at Idi Iroko, Ogun State.”

Afunanya added that the gun duel which lasted for an hour offered IGBOHO the chance to escape.

“Sunday ADEYEMO a.k.a Sunday IGBOHO is now on the run. IGBOHO may run as far as he can. He may hide as long as he wants. He might have attacked security operatives as his strength carried him. But this will be the end of his shenanigans. Soon, he will not have a hiding place. His strength will sure fail him. And the law will catch up with him. The law may be slow. But it will be steady.

“Consequently, ADEYEMO/IGBOHO is advised to turn himself in to the nearest security agency. Those cheering and eulogising him may appeal to or advise him to do the needful. He should surrender himself to the appropriate authorities. He or anyone can never be above the law.

“Meanwhile, those arrested will be charged accordingly.”

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