Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Sunday, indicates that the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, has sent a Delegation to Cotonou, Benin Republic, to stand in solidarity with the arrested and detained Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, over his extradition trial in the country.
A statement by his Director of Media and Publicity, Adeola Oloko, did not however, disclose the identity of members of the Delegation.Oba Adetunji said this at his Popoyemoja Ibadan Palace, while exchanging views with some Leaders of thought comprising of the Leadership of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, led by its President-General, Prince Yemisi Adeaga, first Vice President-General,
Dr. Tirimisiyu Oladimeji, Ekefa Olubadan, Senior Chief Lekan Alabi, Ajia Olubadan, Chief Wasiu Aderoju Alaadorin, Mogaji Makusota, Prof. Oluwasegun Adekunle, and the Personal Assistant to Olubadan, Mr. Adeola Oloko.The Olubadan stated that this would allay the fears of several people, including protesters who besieged his Palace, that he was folding his arms over the travails of Sunday Igboho and his co-travellers.
His words: “Sunday Igboho lives in Ibadan, got married in Ibadan, reared children in Ibadan, built houses in Ibadan, and as such, he has the right to be protected by Ibadan Traditional Institutions within the ambit of the law, just like any human being in Ibadan.
”He also stated that he was in constant touch with Yoruba prominent Royal Fathers, including Igboho’s royal crowns.He also noted that he would not allow the “repeat performance of Yoruba-Fulani coalition of 1814”
He added: “Students of Nigeria History may wish to be reminded that when some people during the period under reference chose to engage in territorial expansion to the sea, it took the Ibadan army under Balogun Oderinlo to repel the attack and stop the incursion near Osogbo.”