The Oyo State Government has said it has no hand in the attempted arrest of Sunday Adeyemo, the Yoruba activist popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
Sunday Igboho had been accosted by a combined team of DSS operatives, soldiers and civil defence operatives on Friday on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Igboho was on his way to see Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos when the joint team, numbering about 40 ambushed him and wanted to arrest him.
However, Wasiu Olayunbosun, the state Commissioner for Information, said that Governor Seyi Makinde did not give the order for Sunday Igboho’s arrest.
Olatunbosun said Makinde could not have instructed the Security Operatives because they are not under his control.
“Who controls the DSS, who controls the Police, is it not the federal government? I think all questions on this development should be directed at these security operatives. Oyo State government does not know anything about this.
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“A governor is just the Chief Security Officer of his State on paper. These Security Operatives don’t take instructions from the governor “.
“As a government, we release fund for the operations of these security agencies but we don’t control their activities,” he said.
“When there was a crisis in Igangan, Operation Burst was commissioned to go with Amotekun to comb the forest but they declined to say they did not get signal from above”. Whenever the State government gives an assignment to the security operatives, they take orders from above and only discharge their duties based on this. So, with this development, could the State government have asked the DSS and Police to arrest Sunday Igboho?”.
“Let me state it clear – Oyo State government does not know anything about the attempted plan to arrest Igboho”.