The Government of Oyo State has vehemently denied involvement in the attempted apprehension of self-acclaimed Yoruba Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, widely known as Sunday Igboho, by security operatives, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday.
The Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Doctor Wasiu Olatunbosun said that the government of Oyo State could not have instructed the Security Operatives because they are not under its control to execute such arrests.
The Commissioner was reminded that a vehicle belonging to Operation Burst, a security outfit of the Oyo State government was at the scene of the incident, Olatunbosun simply asked “who controls the DSS, who controls the Police, is it not the federal government? I think all questions on this development should be directed at these security operatives. Oyo State government does not know anything about this”.
“A governor is just the Chief Security Officer of his State on paper. These Security Operatives don’t take instructions from the governor “.
“As a government, we release fund for the operations of these security agencies but we don’t control their activities”.
“When there was a crisis in Igangan, Operation Burst was commissioned to go with Amotekun to comb the forest but they declined to say they did not get signal from above”. Whenever the State government gives an assignment to the security operatives, they take orders from above and only discharge their duties based on this. So, with this development, could the State government have asked the DSS and Police to arrest Sunday Igboho?”.
“Let me state it clear – Oyo State government does not know anything about the attempted plan to arrest Igboho”.
Meanwhile, various security outfits like the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Police have also denied knowledge of the incident leaving many people in a maze, on who could have directed this arrest on Igboho, an action that has ignited public controversy.