Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has reacted to the midnight invasion of popular Yoruba freedom fighter, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho’s residence and manhunt lunched for Igboho by the DSS.
The State Security, in the wee hours of last Thursday, raided the time of Mr Igboho, killing two persons, declaring him wanted and claiming that he is inciting insurrection against the country.
In his reaction, Prof. Wole Soyinka said that President Muhammadu Buhari acted in a criminal fashion against the Yoruba nation agitator, adding that Igboho deserves an apology from the Nigerian government.
Mr Soyinka, who spoke with the BBC Pidgin on Monday, described the raid on Mr Igboho’s house as bizarre, asking the government to apologise to Mr Igboho.
“My advise to the government is that they should stop pursuing Igboho as a criminal, because you have begun by acting in a criminal fashion against him,” he said.
He added that “I think they should tell Igboho ‘we made a mistake, we should not have acted in this way. You are no longer wanted, go back to your home. In fact escort him to his home and let him resume his normal life.”
The Nobel Laureate further said Mr Buhari will be embarrassed should Igboho be charged to court for trial.
“If and when Igboho comes to trial, I guarantee you the government will be very embarrassed,” Mr Soyinka said.