The Department of State Services (DSS) said the service has not made any attempt to arrest Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as “Igboho”, contrary to publications in some sections of the media.
The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Dr. Peter Afunanya, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Afunanya said the publication that some personnel of the Service attempted to arrest Igboho at Ibadan in Oyo State was not true.
According to him, the said news is misinforming and should be taken as fake and therefore be disregarded. Reports in some sections of the media had alleged that men of the DSS on Friday attacked Igboho in Ibadan, saying that Igboho told the media he was disappointed that he was attacked by men of DSS without committing any offence.
It said Igboho had alleged that men of the service were acting on the instruction of unknown authorities who attempted to prevent him to move around in Ibadan and beyond.
The report further said Igboho told the media that in spite of attempts by DSS to stop him, he was able to have his way to his scheduled meeting venue.
But the Afunanya refutation may be far from truth because a viral video showed the DSS and some other security forces attempt to stop Igboho from free movement.
Some Youths were seen in the video clip shouting on the security agents who could probably not act because of the number.
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fanikayode broke the news and warned of the consequences of arresting a man who is without any known crime.
Fanikayode chided government for not going to arrest Killer herdsmen and bandits who even brandish outlawed sophisticated weapons publicly in some government official functions.