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  • News - South West - Oyo
  • Updated: April 16, 2024

I don't regret my action - Defiant 29-yr-old Yoruba nation agitator says

I don't regret my action - Defiant 29-yr-old Yoruba nation a

A 29-year-old phone repairer, Ademola Adeniyi, who participated in the invasion of the Oyo State Governors office and House of Assembly by self-styled Yoruba Nation agitators, had said that he didn’t regret his action.

Adeniyi said this on Monday when he was paraded by the Oyo State Police Command alongside other members of the group in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
It will be recalled that some self-acclaimed Yoruba Nation agitators hoisted their flag on the building housing the state House of Assembly last Saturday.

Adeniyi said: “We all know that nothing is working in Nigeria and things are hard for everyone except those in government, we were at the Secretariat waiting for our leader to come and address us.

“We believe our leader knows much about the law and so we are not afraid to join when we were called upon. Our leaders told us that all challenges Yoruba are facing shall be addressed if we achieve our aim.”

A septuagenarian, who was among the suspects, Mr Peter Adeyemo, however, denied being a member, noting that he and his daughter went to Itamerin Market to buy some items and on their way back, they saw people gathered and inquired from a policeman, but was later rough-handled and arrested.

On the charms and amulets found on his body, Adeyemo, a furniture carpenter from Iwere Ile in the Ibarapa zone of Oyo State, admitted that he and his daughter were given some insignias including a flag found in possession of the daughter

Items displayed by the police during their parade included two security jackets, 30 pieces of torchlights, 49 bells, 5 horse tails, 7 pieces of walkie-talkies, two photographs of Modupe Onitiri Abiola, 261 belts, 12 Yoruba Nation flags, one Oodua Nation coat of arms, 405 live cartridges, 72 pairs of camouflage uniforms and others.

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