*give 7 days ultimatum
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Hundreds of supporters of Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho on Wednesday staged peaceful protest around some parts of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on the invasion of his residence by operatives of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) from Abuja
During the protest which took the protesters to the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, the protesters handed down 7 days ultimatum within which all the arrested aides of Igboho should be released by the DSS.
They also demanded payment of N500 million compensation over the invasion of his Sooka residence in Ibadan as well as the revocation of his (Igboho) being declared wanted
Dressed in all black attire, most of the protesters carried placards condemning the invasion of the residence, the killings of his two aides, and the vandalization of some of Igboho’s properties including cars parked in the premises.
As early as 8am, the supporters were seen in large numbers protesting from Sooka axis of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway describing the DSS action as illegal and shameful with placards as well as chanting songs condemning the invasion and the alleged hunting of Sunday Igboho by the DSS
They moved from Sooka area to Challenge and proceeded to Molete area before heading to the Popoyemoja area of the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Saliu Adetunji to deliver their demands to the government.
At the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji the protesters alleged that some of those arrested and whisked away by the DSS operatives are now allegedly been kept at an underground and subjected to series of inhuman in the DSD custody in Abuja.
While addressing the protesters on behalf of the Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Director of Media and Publicity to Oba Adetunji, Alhaji Adeola Oloko, , tasked the protesters not to be violent and operate within the ambit of law
Oba Adetunji stressed that the protesters should be law abiding and as well give room for traditional rulers in Yorubaland to wade into the issue.
The protesters stressed that similar protest was on going in the United States of America (USA) and United Kingdom (UK) and that it will continue as from tomorrow (Thursday) in other South west states