Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has been declared wanted after a raid on his Ibadan residence by a joint team of security operatives.
TOS News had reported that in an early morning raid, about 1am on Thursday, two of Igboho’s men were killed while 13 were whisked away. However, Igboho was safe, according to Olayomi Koiki,his spokesperson.
Arms, ammunition, charms among other items, were recovered from his house after almost one hour of gun exchange between security operatives and Igboho’s guards.
Department of State Services (DSS) said on Thursday night that security operatives carried out the raid after an intelligence report confirmed the stockpiling of arms in the house.
DSS spokesman Dr. Peter Afunanya explained to newsmen that when security operatives approached the house, they came under heavy gunfire from nine of Igboho’s men. Afunanya said six of the men were armed with AK-47 while the three had pump action rifles.
Afunanya said that Igboho escaped during the exchange of gunfire. He, however, urged Igboho to surrender himself to the security agencies.
According to Afunanya, various weapons, cash and charms were recovered in the raid.
In a statement he read at a news conference, the DSS spokesman said: “In the early hours (about 0134 hours) of today, (1st July, 2021), a joint team of security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo a.k.a. Sunday Igboho at Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State. This was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place. On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine (9) men, suspected to be Igboho’s guards. Six (6) of them were armed with AK-47 gun and Three (3) others, with Pump-Action riffles.
“In the course of the exchange, two (2) of Igboho’s armed men were gunned down while the rest were subdued and arrested. Only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his right hand sustained injury. He has however received medical attention and he is very stable.
“Afterwards, the team procedurally searched the house and subsequently recovered the following among others:
seven AK-47 assault rifles; three Pump Action guns; 30 fully charged AK-47 magazines; (5,000) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition; five cutlasses; one jack knife; one pen knife two pistol holsters; one binoculars and a wallet containing $5 in $1 denomination, local and international driver’s licenses in his name, ATM cards and a German resident permit No. YO2N6K1NY bearing his name.
“Also found were: two whistles; 50 cartridges; 18 walkie-talkies; three Voodoo charm jackets/traditional body armour; two laptops (Toshiba and One Compaq models); and his International Passport and those of many others (as displayed).”
Afunnaya said further exploitation and forensic analysis were ongoing.