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How Over 200 Soldiers, Lawless DSS Operatives Killed Unarmed People In Igboho’s House, Stole Gold, Money, Others



Onaolapo Ademola, one of many 12 associates of secessionist chief, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho has narrated how operatives of the Division of State Providers (DSS) invaded Igboho’s home and killed two folks.

Igboho’s home was raided by the DSS on July 1, killing two of his associates and arresting many others.

Ademola, who informed Sunday Punch he’s the Director of Sunday Adeyemo Basis, accused the DSS of killing folks in chilly blood throughout the raid.

He was a type of arrested by the DSS and later launched.

Recalling the raid on Igboho’s residence within the Soka space of Ibadan, Oyo State, Ademola mentioned, “We woke as much as discover ourselves in that mess; it was a misuse of energy by the current authorities of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I’ve been minding my speech concerning the occasion of that day as a result of a whole lot of us are nonetheless affected by psychological trauma as a result of what occurred that day alone can take one’s life.

“My home was not removed from Chief Sunday Igboho’s home and being a father to me, I’ve entry to him and he has to me. He did name to see me anytime to run errands for him. I used to be in my private home round 12am however I had a message to go throughout to him which I couldn’t ship by cellphone.

“I moved from my home to his residence at precisely 12am and met with him. We mentioned until round 1am and have been exterior with a few of our folks until round 1:30am.


“In his home, I’ve a chalet he allotted to me as one among his associates. At precisely 1:30am, he moved into his constructing, others retreated into their very own flats and I additionally moved into my very own. However at precisely 1:35am, I began listening to gunshots and I questioned what was taking place. My chalet is immediately going through the primary gate and I opened the window to peep to see what was taking place exterior. To my biggest shock, I couldn’t see anyone however I heard sporadic gunshots. Every time I heard, ‘Fireplace,’ they’d shoot on the constructing.


“As a Muslim, I began reciting totally different verses of the Quran believing it could be the tip of my life. Whereas nonetheless peeping by the window, I might see two DSS personnel inside the home – they got here by the fence as a result of they might not pressure their means in by the primary gate from exterior. So, a few of them jumped the fence and got here in to open the gate for the others.

“After they opened the gate, I noticed that they have been wearing black and have been placing on helmets. They have been dressed like they have been on a battleground, going through Boko Haram. I heard them calling themselves, ‘Are available two-two!’ I instantly woke the boy that was with me and informed him that we wanted to begin making ready for our burial as a result of there was no solution to escape.


“They have been greater than 100 personnel contained in the constructing comprising the DSS and troopers. They shot sporadically all over the place. After they acquired to any chalet or any of the rooms, they fired immediately. I began praying and I’m grateful that God saved my life.


“The capturing continued for 3 hours. After they acquired to my chalet, I opened the door for them. They marched on my head on the ground. I had collected round N300,000 from Chief (Sunday Igboho), which I needed to make use of to purchase one thing the next morning. One of many troopers picked up the cash. “They demanded my gun and I informed them, ‘Do I seem like somebody who can shoot? Do I seem like somebody who can function a gun?’ They marched my head nonetheless and I used to be handcuffed. They then took me to the gate to lie down there with others.


“On the gate, to my biggest shock, I noticed one among my excellent brothers, Saheed Oladams (Adogan), the Chief Govt Officer of Oladams Motors in Osogbo, in a pool of blood. Likewise Alfa. We have been nonetheless collectively round 12:30am however the two of them have been already gunned down.


“After we had been handcuffed, and laid on the ground, they (safety operatives) began destroying the automobiles within the compound, threatening to burn down the home and saying all kinds of issues. In addition they made a roll name of the folks in the home. That was what occurred. However to the glory of God, right here we’re right now.”

The 2 individuals killed have been recognized as Saheed Adisa, popularly referred to as Adogan and Igboho’s maternal uncle often called Alfa.

Denying the declare made by the DSS that the 2 folks killed have been armed and had engaged operatives in a gun duel for one hour, Ademola mentioned there was no retaliation by anybody in Igboho’s home.

“Nothing of such (occurred); no one retaliated, no one exchanged gunshots with them. You realize the Nigerian army if anyone had retaliated by exchanging gunshots, you understand what would have occurred,” he mentioned.

“These they have been killed didn’t trade gunshots with them (safety brokers). Alfa was an harmless man. He was killed within the ready room of Chief Sunday Igboho whereas he was praying. He was a cleric and he couldn’t see; he was blind. On attending to the ready room, they (safety operatives) simply fired straight and gunned him down. Additionally, Adogan didn’t, in any means, trade gunshots with them. He was shot within the lavatory the place he was hiding.”




Ademola additionally famous that the DSS initially arrested 22 folks; 12 males and 10 females however later launched a few of them at its Ekiti workplace.

“They freed 9 of the women, after asking everybody, ‘Who’s Woman Okay?’ So, they solely took Woman Okay with the lads to Abuja. Out of the 12 males, one among us was a police officer, an escort of Adogan. The officer was not paraded in Abuja. As a substitute, 12 of us, together with Woman Okay, have been paraded,” he mentioned.

He additionally recalled that the DSS officers stole from Igboho’s home, saying, “They took gold, cash, our telephones that are nonetheless with them. They went away with the CCTV, and one of many cats after killing about 4 or 5 cats. They went away with an enormous MP3; they went away with a whole lot of issues. They went away with the cat, believing Chief Sunday Igboho turned to the cat.”


In response to him Igboho was at residence when the DSS operatives raided his home however in some way managed to flee.

He mentioned, “Sure, he was at residence. The DSS noticed him; they’ll’t deny that as a result of that night time, they got here with three herbalists. After capturing at so many corners of the home, swiftly they couldn’t see him once more, so that they believed he was hiding, not realizing he was within the constructing. Chief Igboho just isn’t an atypical man; he’s the Akoni Oodua of Yorubaland and an actual son of Oduduwa.


“When the DSS couldn’t discover him, they introduced of their herbalists they usually began chanting incantations wanting him to come back again. The herbalists later informed the DSS that Baba (Igboho) had turned to a cat. That was once they began killing the cats. I imagine they know he has metaphysical powers, that was why they got here in with herbalists to get him in any respect prices however God was not able to put his life within the arms of the DSS.”


He famous that the herbalists that accompanied the DSS operatives to Igboho’s home “wore atypical garments, not conventional apparel however when the DSS couldn’t discover Chief Sunday Igboho, they referred to as them in and the herbalists began chanting incantations”.


“The DSS operatives have been greater than 20 and most of them have been from Oyo whereas the troopers have been greater than 200. I might rely about 87 automobiles once they have been taking us away. They got here with ambulances too, believing they have been going to a struggle zone,” he added.

Ademola and a few others who have been arrested spent 62 days within the custody of the DSS.

He narrated his expertise there, saying, “It was a part of the sacrifice, no going again. It was dehumanising to be in custody with out seeing the solar or the moon for months, being maltreated, given meals {that a} canine couldn’t eat, sleeping on a naked flooring for 62 days, consuming in the identical place the place I defecated, the identical place the place I urinated, the identical place the place I noticed my prayers.

“We got N20 Cowbell (milk) and a loaf of bread of lower than N50 to eat per day. There was no entry to attorneys, no entry to relations. It was hell. It was a horrible expertise that I don’t want for even my enemy.


“They requested me private questions and my objective of being in Igboho’s home. In addition they requested for my financial institution accounts, Fb identify, my village handle, they requested me a whole lot of questions. They requested me to inform them how lengthy I had recognized Chief Sunday Igboho and I informed them. I can’t disown him, regardless of the state of affairs.


“The primary place we have been stored for the primary two days within the DSS custody was an underground cell the place if something occurred, we couldn’t know. From there we graduated to a different cell the place we had entry to Fulani, Hausa detainees who don’t perceive the English language. A few of them have been suspected bandits and Boko Haram members. There have been others who weren’t Hausa however suspected IPOB members.”


He added, “We, the Igboho 12, have been scattered into numerous cells. I used to be detained with Kanuri and Hausa suspects. We didn’t perceive our particular person languages. All that certain us collectively was Muslim solat. We couldn’t talk. It was hell. It acquired to a time that these of us arrested in Chief Igboho’s home couldn’t sleep at night time, we prayed all by; the Muslims noticed Tahjud, midnight prayers, whereas the Christians held vigils.


“We prayed by elevating our voices, each Christians and Muslims. We shouted to speak when it was time for prayers. In fact, we recognised our totally different voices.”

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