Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has asked his supporters not to parade his mother in public.
He also asked them not to stage demonstrations in his name “for the time being”, according to a statement by one of his lawyers, Yomi Aliyu.
Aliyu, in a statement on Thursday, also quoted Igboho as declaring that he has no spokesperson, adding that messages from his former media appointees should be ignored.
Part of the statement read, “There is time for everything. Chief Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Igboho Oosa, is desirous of respecting those murdered in his house on that black 1st July, 2021.
“In that wise, he has advised against staging any demonstration or rally in his name for the time being. He will also like people to respect his family by not calling his mum out for anything public. Igboho for now has no authentic mouthpiece anywhere.
“In that wise, people are advised to take anything said by anybody claiming to be from him with a pinch of salt. The exception is the statement by his lead counsel.
“Let’s respect the dead. On no account should anybody attack any public place or security personnel on the pretence of agitating for Yoruba nation!”
The Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, home of the pro-Yoruba self-determination activist was invaded by men from DSS about 1:30 am on July 1, 2021, leading to the arrest of 12 of his aides, while Igboho managed to escape arrest.
The 48-year-old activist was arrested by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin alongside his wife Ropo, on their way to Germany.
His wife has been released but Igboho is currently in a detention facility in Benin Republic.