Human rights activist and lawyer, Reno Omokri, has recently posed a thought-provoking query regarding the actions taken by the current administration against Sunday Igboho.
Reno Omokri, a prominent figure in Nigerian politics and author, recently made a statement during his appearance as a guest on the popular radio show "CityTalks with Reuben Abati" on City 105.1.
In a recent development, the residence of renowned Yoruba human rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, widely recognised as Sunday Igboho, was reportedly subjected to an invasion last Thursday. The incident took place in the Soka area of Ibadan, located in Oyo State. The Department of State Service (DSS) and Military Personnel were said to be responsible for this operation.
In a prelude to the highly anticipated "Yoruba rally" organised by Igboho, a shocking incident unfolded just two days prior in Lagos.
In a series of unfortunate events, the latest attack on Igboho and his Ibadan residence adds to the growing list of reported assaults since January 2021. It was during this time that Igboho boldly issued a seven-day ultimatum to killer herders in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State, setting off a chain of violent incidents.
In response to the recent events surrounding Igboho, Omokiri has expressed his belief that Igboho has not engaged in any criminal activities.
In a compelling display of legal acumen, he skillfully invoked both Article 51 of the United Nations Charter and the Nigerian Constitution to fortify his stance.
In a recent statement, he asserted that the act of Igboho advocating for a Yoruba Nation cannot be deemed illegal. Drawing a parallel, he referred to a faction of individuals residing in both the United States and the United Kingdom who have been fervently demanding the establishment of an independent state for themselves.
In the United States, there is a growing movement among Native Americans advocating for the establishment of autonomous states.
In the United Kingdom, a significant segment of the population, namely the Scottish people, has been fervently advocating for the establishment of an independent state exclusively for themselves. This desire has materialised in the form of a political organisation known as the Scottish National Party (SNP). In a recent statement, Omokri emphasised that the primary focus of their efforts has been the establishment of an autonomous Scottish republic. Notably, no actions have been taken against them, and their leaders have remained free from any arrests or detentions.
Omokri emphasised that the rally organised by Igboho is not intended to incite violence.
He asserted that the Nigerian Constitution unequivocally upholds the fundamental right to freedom of association.
It was emphasised by the speaker that Igboho has not made any illegal utterances.
In a scathing critique, the human rights activist expressed strong condemnation towards the approach employed by the Department of State Services (DSS) in their dealings with Igboho.
It has come to light that a certain minister, Isa Pantami, made a disturbing statement on video. According to reports, he expressed his satisfaction when non-Muslims and unbelievers meet a tragic fate.
The individual in question holds the position of a minister, yet no actions have been taken against him.
Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi, recently engaged in a high-profile meeting with bandits, during which he allegedly made inflammatory remarks. According to reports, Sheikh Gumi purportedly conveyed to the bandits that the soldiers responsible for their demise were predominantly of the Christian faith. This statement has raised concerns as it potentially incites animosity towards Christian soldiers who valiantly defend our nation, risking their lives in the treacherous forest terrain.
In a surprising turn of events, it has come to light that the individual in question has not received an invitation from the Department of State Services (DSS), nor has he been subjected to any form of arrest.
According to Omokri, the individual in question has allegedly engaged in a clear act of criminality. By inciting and instigating criminal elements against the State, Omokri asserts that this individual has committed an act of treason, which involves providing aid and comfort to the enemy. Notably, it appears that this individual has not received an invitation pertaining to the matter at hand.
In a staunch defence of his actions, he asserted that Igboho, a prominent figure, is steadfastly protecting his people, citing the United Nations Charter and the Nigerian Constitution as his legal basis. According to him, the Department of State Services (DSS) allegedly violated his premises by carrying out an invasion.
Renowned political activist and former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has offered advice to Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, regarding his recent invitation by the Department of State Services (DSS). In a statement, Omokri urged Igboho to heed the invitation and attend the meeting accompanied by a large gathering of his supporters. According to Omokri, the presence of a crowd would serve as a protective shield, ensuring Igboho's safety.