Federal Government has ordered a fresh manhunt for the Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, claiming that he was trying to escape from the country.
FirstNews learned that the Federal Government placed Igboho on the stop-list in order to facilitate his arrest and directed the security agencies to apprehend him anywhere he is found.
Igboho’s arrest was embedded in a letter by Nigeria Immigration Service dated July 9, 2021, and addressed to the Director General, Department of State Services, the Inspector General of Police and the DG, National Intelligence Agency.
The NIS letter issued to facilitate Igboho’s arrest was signed on behalf of the Comptroller General of Immigration by Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration, Investigation and Compliance, A.B. Baba.
The letter titled ‘Stop-listing of person: Adeyemo Sunday Adeniyi (aka Sunday Igboho), male, Nigerian, passport number A11613637, date of birth 10/10/1972’ was copied to all zonal controllers and control posts nationwide.
It read, “I am directed to request that you kindly place the above-named person on stop-list. Credible intelligence revealed that Adeyemo is making efforts to obtain a police extract and/or court affidavit to enable him to acquire a new Nigerian passport, apparently to facilitate his escape out of the country.
“In addition, he should be arrested wherever and whenever sighted and referred to the Director-General, Department of State Services vide letter no: S.605/A/246 dated 05 July 2021.”
The NIS spokesman, Amos Okpu, when contacted said he was not aware of the development.
“I’m not aware of the letter. Has Igboho been declared wanted? Well, I don’t have any information on him”, he said.
Meanwhile, Igboho’s whereabouts have remained unknown since the invasion of his house by the DSS operatives at midnight.
He was accused of stockpiling arms to destabilise the country, which he has since denied.