Police exposes culprits who razed Sunday Igboho’s Ibadan residence
The Ibadan residence of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho was on Tuesday razed by fire barely three days after he led youths to chase Fulani herdsmen from Igangan, Ibarapa, Oyo State.
Igboho had earlier in the month issued a seven-day ultimatum to herders in Igangan, Ibarapa, Oyo State, to vacate the town accusing them of being culpable in the strings of kidnappings and killings carried out in and around the town.
Igboho and his followers proceeded to eject the Fulani leader of Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir accusing the Fulani leader of harbouring criminal herders who were kidnapping and killing residents of the community.
Abdukadir denied the allegations, stating that some members of his community have also been victims of the attacks and kidnappings trailing the community.
Some houses and cars were burnt in the process of evicting Abdukadir from the community.
Reacting to the incident, the Oyo State Police Command said hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi razed the residence of Yoruba activist.
Oyo Police spokesman, Olugbenga Fadeyi, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Fadeyi also said the police were told that the arsonists shot in the air several times as they put fire to the house located at the Soka area of Ibadan.
He said the police had begun an investigation into the incident.
The house was said to have been burnt around 3 am on Tuesday after the power supply to the area was cut off.
The police statement reads: “At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house at Soka area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and Micra (taxi) firing sporadically, and set the house ablaze.
“The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while the value of other properties is yet to be estimated.
“Immediately the DPO Sanyo got a wind of the incident, he contacted fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment.
“The fire was eventually put out. An investigation has commenced into the incident while the Police are on the trail of the hoodlums.”