O’odua group lists 100 lawyers to defend Igboho
By Goke Salau
Igbimo Apapo Yoruba Lagbaye, (IAYL) has expressed full support for the action of Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Igboho) who stormed Igangan last week to effect the quit notice he gave to killer herdsmen that have been tormenting locals for many years.
The group expressed disappointment on the position of a Lagos lawyer, Mr Femi Falana who said Adeyemo had to right to ask the killer herdsmen to leave.
Falana asked the herdsmen to sue Igboho.
However, in his reaction, Aare Oladotun Hassan, a lawyer and Siyanbade Adekanbi, on behalf of IAYL said Falana kept quite on the rape and savage killings perpetrated by the herdsmen.
The group said it has raised some 100 lawyers to defend Igboho whenever if the herdsmen sue him.
The group said “Today it is crystal clear to the blind on the current position we find ourselves in Nigeria, whereas government has failed in its statutory duties to provide adequate security for her people, hence self defence becomes inevitable solution.
“We are disappointed to see Mr Falana’s clandestine call for fundamental rights legal attrition against Sunday Igboho as most unfortunate, demeaning and treacherous, for someone of the legal calibre of Falana to support the Fulani herdsmen bandits wrecking havoc ranging from kidnappings, rape, mass destructions, killings and invasions of farmlands and communities at will, at the detriment of the victim’s fundamental human rights
The group said “Indeed Falana failed to sue the killer herdsmen, mostly whose identity are deceitfully more visible as Fulanis rather than real Nigerians,”
Hassan said “While those that invade farmlands most times are Fulani foreign fighters from Mali, Sudan, Niger, Libya to mention a few, hence the Nigeria Immigration Service needs to wake up to her responsibility urgently.
“We are not surprised to see the crafty statements from some of the so called enemies of the Yoruba people and Nigerians at large. We Yorubas are the most accommodating ethnic race in Nigeria, we love everyone including Hausas, Fulani, Igbos, Efiks, Ijaws to mention a few, and they all can attest to their peaceful habitation and successes.”
The group said further “We reiterate our support for Igboho and other like minds, that for any legal action against him or others, we are prepared to raise 100 SANs and senior lawyers of erudite qualities to defend the Yoruba interests at the court,”