Sanwo-Olu speaks on Sunday Igboho’s travails in Benin Republic

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday spoke for the first time publicly on the arrest of Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

Speaking after casting his votes at the Polling Unit 019 Ward 08, Ikoyi II during the local government/council areas election, Mr Sanwo-Olu said that people are “working behind the scenes” concerning the arrest.

“These are very difficult times for all of us. I can assure you that people are working behind the scenes,” the governor said.

“At occasions like this, it’s not by how many Press people you call. I’m aware that a lot of people have responses that they are doing quietly and privately and it doesn’t have to be a public conversation.”

After the Department of State Services raided Sunday Igboho’s Ibadan home on July 1, southern governors which included Sanwo-Olu agreed that security operatives must inform the governor before carrying out operation in a state.

Sunday Igboho, 48, and his wife Ropo were arrested on July 19 by the Interpol at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. The couple were trying to catch a flight to Germany.

The activist is wanted in Nigeria for allegedly stockpiling ammunition, an allegation he denied.