The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, has sent a delegation to Cotonou, Benin Republic, over the court case involving Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho.
This was contained in a statement by Mr. Adeola Oloko, Director of Media and Publicity to the traditional ruler.
The delegation will observe the proceedings of the court case involving Sunday Igboho.
Last week, protesters had stormed the Olubadan’s Palace over Igboho’s ordeals in Benin Republic.
In his statement yesterday, Oloko quoted Oba Adetunji to have said that his step would allay the fears of several people that he was folding his arms over the travails of Sunday Igboho and his aides.
The statement added: “Sunday Igboho lives in Ibadan, got married in Ibadan, reared children in Ibadan, built houses in Ibadan and as such he has the rights to be protected by Ibadan Traditional Institution within the ambit of the law just like any human being in Ibadan.”
Oba Adetunji also stated that he was in constant touch with Yoruba prominent royal fathers, including Igboho royal crowns and that he would not allow the “repeat performance of Yoruba-Fulani coalition of 1814.”
“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.”
Igboho’s case in Benin court comes up today.