The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied the allegations that its officers carried out a joint operation with other security agencies to arrest Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, on Friday.
Sunday Igboho’s side, Adesina Akinpelu, who spoke to newsmen after the incident, said operatives from different security agencies intercepted a convoy in which the youth leader was travelling along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Friday.
Akinpelu said the security operatives claimed they wanted to arrest a “criminal”, but did not mention Sunday Igboho’s name.
“Some people around, who noticed the confrontation and saw Igboho, joined us and said they would resist any attempt to arrest him,” Akinpelu said.
“Seeing that any attempt to touch him could lead to violence, they calmed down and we left.
“I cannot say that they came to arrest him, since the people did not state their mission. There was no shot fired, no injury, and no arrest was made. It happened around 2pm.”
But, the DSS public relations officer, Peter Afunanya, in a statement made available to newsmen described the report as “fake”.
He said, “The Department of State Services wishes to refute the news that it attempted to arrest one Sunday Igboho today at Ibadan, Oyo State.”