Barrister Pelumi Olajengbesi, the lawyer to the detained aides of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has written the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja the II to ensure their release.
2 of the 12 activist’s aides who were arrested when the DSS raided their boss’ house in June are still in the custody of the Department of State Services despite a court order granting them bail.Urging the Ooni, whom he described as one of the more frequent and honoured guests of the Villa, letter dated Monday 6th September, Barr Olajengbesi asked him to use his position as a respected monarch to explore the opportunity to tell President Buhari to free them. Titled, ‘Continuous Unlawful Detention Of Two Of Igboho’s Aides By The State Security Service: A Call For Intervention’, Olajengbesi’s letter partly reads, “We are well advised of your strong socio-political campaign for the welfare and wellness of your people and your uncommon commitment to fair play, natural justice and equity. Your ascension to the throne was greeted with expressions of hope and gratitude owing to your steadfast leadership style and reliability as king, father and the protector of your people.”
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“All of this will now be called to question if you remain silent in a crucial time like this without demanding to know the whereabouts of a Yoruba child or daughter, given the fact that they are now being held unlawfully and unjustly. It is, therefore, in your capacity as King, Father and Protector that we make this deferential request in the hopes that you may kindly stand in the gap for your subjects who have gained their freedom on paper but continue to be incarcerated on a whim by the State Security Service.
Olajengbesi’s letter is coming after an interview the monarch had with The PUNCH interview where the Ooni said Yoruba Nation agitators want fairness and are concerned about the worsening security situation in the South-West zone. TRENDING VIDEO OF THE DAY: Top 10 Legendary Black Male Singers Of All Time
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