Sunday Adeyemo, a Yoruba activist known as Sunday Igboho, has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of attempting to assassinate him.
He said the incident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway involving him and operatives of the DSS was an assassination attempt on him and not arrest as was earlier reported.
Igboho reportedly said this on Saturday while featuring on a radio programme, ‘City Talks with Reuben Abati’.
“Why I pull off my cloth was that one of the DSS operatives held onto my shirt violently. So, I decided to put off the cloth and give it to him and we dragged the matter,” he was quoted to have said.
“They started shooting when we began to drag the matter. The whole episode was an embarrassment for me. I am a responsible man, I am a Yoruba citizen, I am fighting for the rights of the Yoruba people. They don’t have to embarrass me.”
“I’m a businessman. I pay my tax to the Federal Government every month and I have evidence of tax payment. Should I be going on the road and some people attempt to kill me? For what? Why do that want to kill me because their plan on Friday was to assassinate me. Why?
“There is insecurity in the country. Fulani people are raping our people and killing our people in the forests but the security operatives are not going there to confront them. Instead, they are offered ransom. It is just sad that the government are threatening the common man living peacefully in the country. It should not be so.”
Contrary to claims attributed to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, that the Inspector-General of Police ordered Sunday Igboho’s arrest, the activist noted that only the DSS, soldiers and civil defence were involved in the incident.