Igboho returns for mother’s burial

The Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has returned to Nigeria after over two years in exile following an attack on his residence in Ibadan on 1 July 2021, by agents of the State Security Service (SSS).

Penpushing reports that Igboho returned to Nigeria for his late mother’s burial ceremony held on Thursday Modeke area of Igboho, attended by various Yoruba socio-cultural organisations, including the Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC), Agbekoya Vigilante group and Ifelodun Security Network,

“It is true that I am back. I came back on Wednesday purposely for the burial ceremony of my mother. She passed away on 22 July last year and today (Thursday) is her wake-keep. The burial ceremony holds tomorrow in Igboho, after which we will move to Ibadan for the entertainment of guests on Saturday’, he said

Penpushing further reports that at the wake keep ceremony security was beefed up as detachments of policemen and other security agencies were spotted at strategic locations, including Igboho Town Hall and the palace of Oba Ona-Onibode of Igboholand, Oba Abdulrasheed Anikulapo Jayeola III.

The wake-keep, attracted a mammoth crowd, and came to an end at about 5:40 p.m, while the bereaved led a procession of his fans and guests, to pay homage to the traditional ruler of his home-town

Penpushing also reports that Igboho who earlier confirmed his arrival on Wednesday from Germany where he had been after a Beninois court granted him bail last year, expressed gratitude to all those who supported him during his travails in Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.

Meanwhile, the activist it is recalled had been the face of the struggle for the actualisation of the Yoruba nation under the aegis of the Ilana Omo Oodua movement, led by Prof Banji Akintoye, just as he disclosed that eminent Nigerians and dignitaries from all walks of life are billed to attend the ceremony,

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