The Department of State Services, on Thursday, 1st of July, 2021, paraded 12 of Sunday Igboho’s followers, the details were contained in a press statement released on Thursday night. According to the spokesperson, Peter Afunaya, a joint team of security operatives raided Igboho’s residence early on Thursday based on an intelligence report. The details were contained in a press statement released on Thursday night. The statement reads:
In the early hours (about 0134 hours) of today, 1st July, 2021, a joint team of security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo a.k.a. SUNDAY IGBOHO at Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State. This was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place. On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine (9) men, suspected to be IGBOHO’s guards. Six (6) of them were armed with an AK-47 gun and Three (3) others, with Pump-Action riffles.
In the course of the exchange, two (2) of IGBOHO’s armed men were gunned down while the rest were subdued and arrested. Only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his right hand sustained injury. He has however received medical attention and is very stable.
Afterwards, the team procedurally searched the house and subsequently recovered the following among others: Seven (7) AK-47 assault rifles, Three (3) Pump Action guns, thirty (30) fully charged AK-47 magazines, five thousand (5,000) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, five (5) cutlasses, one (1) jackknife, one (1) pen Knife, two (2) Pistol holsters, one (1) binoculars, a wallet containing five (5) US Dollars in one (1) Dollar denomination, local and international driver’s licences in his name, ATM Cards, a German residence permit No. YO2N6K1NY bearing his name, two (2) whistles, fifty (50) cartridges, eighteen (18) Walkies-Talkies, three voodoo charm jackets/traditional body armour, two (2) laptops (One (1) Toshiba and One (1) Compaq); and his international passport and those of many others (as displayed here). Further exploitation and forensic analysis are ongoing.
Aside the items recovered, thirteen (13) suspects including twelve (12) males and one (1) female were arrested and brought to Abuja. While one suspect is currently being profiled, the other twelve (12) suspects arrested are: Abdulateef OFEYAGBE, Amoda BABATUNDE aka Lady K (female), Tajudeen ERINOYEN, Diakola ADEMOLA, Abideen SHITTU,. Jamiu NOAH, Ayobami DONALD, Adelabe USMAN, Oluwafelumi KUNLE, Raji KAZEEM, Taiwo OPEYEMI and Bamidele SUNDAY.
Hence, the DSS advised ADEYEMO/IGBOHO to turn himself into the nearest security agency, while those praising and supporting him should appeal or advise him to do the needful. He should surrender himself to the appropriate authorities as no one is above the law. Meanwhile, those arrested will be charged accordingly.
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