The Federal Government on Friday revealed an alleged sponsor of self-acclaimed Yoruba activist and the major pioneer of the agitation for Oduduwa Republic, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General Of The Federation And Minister Of Justice disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The Minister disclosed that the secessionist, who is currently in the custody of authorities in the Republic of Benin, has about 43 accounts in nine different banks.
Malami stated that the development was uncovered by a committee set up by the Federal Government to unravel how the fugitive got monies to sponsor the Yoruba nation agitation.
“The Federal Government has received the report on financers of Adeniyi Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho.
“The report stated that Sunday Igboho is a Director and signatory to Adesun International Concept Limited which was registered on 23rd April 2010.
“Adesun International Concept Limited also has Oladele Oyetunji and Aderopo Adeyemo as Directors. Sunday Igboho is linked to 43 bank accounts in nine banks.
“The major financier of the fugitive and separatists was found to be a federal lawmaker in the National Assembly. A total sum of N127, 145,000.00 was received by Igboho from his financiers between 22nd October 2013 and 28th September 2020 through Adesun International Concept Ltd accounts.
A total N273,198,200.00 transaction outflows were recorded from Sunday Igboho’s account between 15th March 2013 and 11 March 2021.
“Investigation reveals that Adesun International Concept Ltd (belonging to Igboho) transferred the sum of twelve million seven hundred and fifty thousand naira (N12,750,000) to Abbal Bako & Sons,” Malami said.
Recall that the Department of State Services had invaded Igboho’s resident in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, and gunned down some of his allies while others were arrested in June 2021.
The move followed allegations that the fugitive was in possession of dangerous weapons while agitating for the separation of the Yoruba Nation from Nigeria.
He was subsequently arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, while reportedly sneaking to a European country after being declared wanted by the Nigerian secret police.