Igboho’s trial: Olubadan sends delegation to Benin Republic

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba  Adetunji, has sent a delegation to Cotonou, Republic of Benin, to observe court proceedings in the case involving the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Igboho.

Penpushing reports that, the Personal Assistant and Director of Media Publicity to the monarch Adela Oloko,  made this known on Sunday  in a statement,quoting  Adetunji as affirming   this while exchanging views with leaders of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), led by the President-General, Yemisi Adeaga in his palace in Ibadan.

The statement  did not disclose the identity of members of the delegation, but emphasised that’s they would be in the court in Cotonou on Monday to observe Igboho’s trial, adding that the step taken had become necessary in order to assure those who had been besieging his palace, including protesters, that he was not folding his arms over the travails of Igboho and his aides.

“Sunday Igboho lives in Ibadan, got married in Ibadan, reared his children in Ibadan, built houses in Ibadan and, as such, he has the rights to be protected by Ibadan traditional institution within the ambit of the law, just like any other resident of the city,” the statement  said.

Penpushing also reports that, the traditional ruler  said he was in constant touch with other royal fathers  in Yoruba land, including the Igboho royal crowns, allayed the fears of a repeat of Yoruba-Fulani collision of 1814.

Meanwhile, the statement further added that, the Olubadan, however, urged people to remain calm and be law- abiding, stressing that truth would prevail.

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