Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has formed a 28-man commission to investigate the arrest of Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba nation activist.
Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, a few days ago, according to Ng Times.
In recent months, Igboho has been at the forefront of agitation for Yoruba ethnic group self-determination, drawing the wrath of the Federal Government. The committee is made up of significant figures from the South West.
Segun Awolowo, Doyin Okupe, Chief Gbenga Daniel, Oba Olusola Alao, the Olugbon of Igbon, Senator Biodun Olujimi, and Muyiwa Ige are among the group’s members.
Professor Akin Osuntokun will be the committee’s chair. “The Ooni of Ife has established an advisory committee made up of prominent Yoruba sons and daughters from all walks of life. The Ooni Caucus is its name.”
“The inauguration ceremony had been planned for almost a month, and the fact that it coincided with news of Sunday Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou was just coincidental.”
“Nonetheless, the council is actively interested in the new development and would appropriately respond in the nearest future.”
The Federal Government is battling to extradite Igboho back to Nigeria to face charges of Illegal firearm possession and possible treason.