PRESS BRIEFING AT THE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICES (DSS) ABUJA ON A JOINT SECURITY OPERATION ON
1ST JULY, 2021 AT IBADAN, OYO STATE
In the early hours (about 0134 hours) of at this time, 1st July, 2021, a joint group of safety operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo a.okay.a. SUNDAY IGBOHO at Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State. This was based mostly on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms within the place. On method to the residence, the group got here underneath heavy gun assault by 9 (9) males, suspected to be IGBOHO’s guards. Six (6) of them have been armed with AK-47 gun and Three (3) others, with Pump-Action riffles.
2.In the course of the trade, two (2) of IGBOHO’s armed males have been gunned down whereas the remainder have been subdued and arrested. Only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his proper hand sustained damage. He has nevertheless obtained medical consideration and could be very secure.
3. Afterwards, the group procedurally searched the home and subsequently recovered the next amongst others:
i.Seven (7) AK-47 assault rifles;
ii.Three (3) Pump Action weapons;
iii.Thirty (30) absolutely charged AK-47 magazines;
iv.Five Thousand (5,000) rounds of seven.62mm ammunition;
v.Five (5) Cutlasses, One (1) Jack knife, One (1) Pen Knife
vi.Two (2) Pistol holsters;
vii.One (1) binoculars
viii.A pockets containing Five (5) US Dollars in a single (1) Dollar denomination; native and worldwide driver’s licences in his identify, ATM Cards, a German residence allow No. YO2N6K1NY bearing his identify;
ix.Two (2) whistles;
x.Fifty (5) Cartridges;
xi.Eighteen (18) Walkie-Talkies;
xii.Three Voodoo attraction jackets/conventional physique armour;
xiii.Two (2) Laptops (One (1) Toshiba and One (1) Compaq); and
xiv.His International Passport and people of many others (as displayed right here). Further exploitation and forensic evaluation are ongoing.
4. Aside the gadgets recovered from the constructing, about 13 (13) suspects together with twelve (12) males and one (1) feminine have been arrested and dropped at Abuja. While one suspect is being profiled, the opposite twelve (12) paraded listed here are:
ii.Amoda BABATUNDE aka Lady Okay (feminine)
xi.Taiwo OPEYEMI and
5.Highlights of this transient are to:
i.Inform Nigerians and the world that Sunday IGBOHO and his group, within the guise of marketing campaign for self-determination, have turn into well-armed and decided to undermine public order. This, the arrests and seizures are, little question, a affirmation of a grand plan by IGBOHO and his cohorts to wage a violent rebellion in opposition to the Nigerian State.
ii.Alert overseas missions and licencing authorities inside and out of doors Nigeria about this development and the possibility that IGBOHO may declare a few of his private allow and identification playing cards lacking to be able to search their alternative.
iii.Apprise stakeholders that the Five (5) AK-47 assault rifles recovered from the constructing are suspected to be these collected by IGBOHO’s males from Nigerian Customs and Immigration personnel at Idi Iroko, Ogun State.
6.The gun duel which lasted for an hour provided IGBOHO the possibility to flee. Sunday ADEYEMO a.okay.a Sunday IGBOHO is now on the run. IGBOHO could run so far as he can. He could disguise so long as he desires. He might need attacked safety operatives as his energy carried him. But this would be the finish of his shenanigans. Soon, he is not going to have a hiding place. His energy will positive fail him. And the regulation will meet up with him. The regulation could also be gradual. But will probably be regular.
7.Consequently, ADEYEMO/IGBOHO is suggested to show himself in to the closest safety company. Those cheering and eulogising him could attraction to or advise him to do the needful. He ought to give up himself to the suitable authorities. He or anybody can by no means be above the regulation. Meanwhile, these arrested might be charged accordingly.
Peter Afunanya, Ph.D
Public Relations Officer
Department of State Services
1st July, 2021