Posted by News Express | 7 August 2021 | 1,475 times
•Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho
By ALAO ABIODUN
One of Sunday Igboho’s associates and close allies, Alhaji Yusuf Saheed popularly called Ajikobi 1, has disclosed how his principal predicted his current travails before the DSS raid and detention in Benin Republic custody.
Saheed, who spoke with BBC Yoruba in an interview monitored by The Nation, described Igboho as a man who saw tomorrow.
The Nation reports Igboho and his wife were arrested on Monday, July 19, 2021 by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin on their way to Germany. Ropo was later released.
This was after DSS raided his house in Ibadan and declared him wanted for stockpiling arms.
When he was re-arraigned last Monday, fresh charges were levelled against the 48-year-old activist, who was also returned to a new detention facility.
Saheed, while speaking on the travails of his principal, said: “Igboho was a man who saw tomorrow, I was one of those who accepted Sunday Igboho’s struggle and I followed him closely because he was fighting a worthy cause.
“He didn’t look at his status, wealth or riches, but he was after fighting for those who were helpless
“Let us even leave Yourba Nation agitation aside, no one comes into Igboho’s house with tears and leave the same way. He helped people in different ways. Even with the agitation, he was fighting for the masses.
“Igboho told me a secret, we were four on that fateful day, Igboho is like an Angel, he was a man who saw tomorrow, because what happened to him, he had predicted his current predicament.
“He told us that even if anything happens, it is his joy that the agitation must continue, he had spoken down already. He said no going back. So since we must not betray, we must not betray him or the struggle.
“We are happy with the court decision that his bank account and movement should not be restricted, and his followers should not be disturbed for the next 14 days so we can listen to what the federal government has to say.
“Igboho used wisdom in addressing the whole issue, so no one should think the struggle and agitation has died.” (The Nation)