The chief of Yoruba self-determination teams, Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof Banji Akintoye, has reacted to opinions that he has left Nigeria to flee arrest by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.
Akintoye in an announcement launched on Sunday disclosed that he’s contained in the Republic of Benin, nonetheless not on the run.
The Professor of Historic earlier in an announcement launched by way of his spokesman, Maxwell Adeleye, acknowledged he’s contained in the Benin Republic to coordinate and supervise recommendations on simple strategies to legally rescue Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Ighoho, from detention.
He additional acknowledged that he has devoted no offence in path of the Nigerian Licensed tricks to warrant being arrested, intimidated or harassed.
Akintoye vowed to return to Nigeria as quickly as Ighoho is launched by the federal authorities of Benin Republic to proceed the battle for the actualisation of Yoruba Nation, saying “it’s No Retreat, No Give up”
“Myself, the President-Common and Professor Wale Adeniran (Chairman) of Ilana Omo Oodua are presently contained in the Republic of Benin as reported, nonetheless not on the run.”
“We’re correct proper right here to oversee and coordinate, by all authorized and fully totally different means, the battle for the discharge of our son and patriot, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, detained by the Authorities from custody.”
“By demanding peaceable self-determination for the Yoruba Nation, am not breaking any regulation, since self-determination is acknowledged by the Worldwide and Nigerian licensed tricks to be an inalienable appropriate of each Nationality, giant or small, on this planet.”
“I’ve earned a strong fame as a terribly revered advocate of a peaceable self-determination battle. I’ve even written a e e guide on the topic which is already getting used as a handbook by Yoruba self-determination advocates and organisations.”
“It would not matter what the Nigerian Authorities can be planning in path of me, I wish to say with none worry or intimidation that I am going to in all probability be returning to Nigeria instantly Ighoho is launched from custody. I can’t be intimidated on account of I’ve not devoted any offence, very like Sunday Igboho.
“Let me inform all Yoruba Individuals internationally that there’s no set off for alarm. I didn’t flee wherever. I’m contained in the Benin Republic working your errands. The battle isn’t any retreat, no give up.
The scholar furthermore debunked the claims that Yoruba activists had been deserted and is personally funding the courtroom docket circumstances in path of the Governments of Nigeria and the Benin Republic to safe his (Ighoho) and his aides’ launch, saying “socio-cultural and self-determination teams inside and former the shores of Nigeria beneath my supervision paid for each dime spent in Cotonou, Lagos and Abuja respectively until date on the courtroom docket circumstances.”
He acknowledged “the one courtroom docket case not beneath my coordination and supervision, and which the Yoruba socio-cultural and self-determination Teams mustn’t paying for is the one in Ibadan Excessive Courtroom docket, Oyo State.
“The Lawyer dealing with the Ibadan case, Chief Yomi Aliyu, SAN, acknowledged we must always always depart it to him, and that we must always always not downside on the funding, nonetheless the Yoruba Teams and Patriots beneath my supervision are completely chargeable for the funding of the courtroom docket circumstances in Abuja, Lagos and Cotonou”, the assertion, says.