The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has disclosed that after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, he had advised Sunday Igboho over his actions.
He said Igboho failed to listen to the president’s warning due to wrong advice from people.
The monarch made the revelation in an interview with BBC Yoruba, saying rather than listen to the caution, Igboho hurled insults on traditional rulers.
“Many people advised him wrongly. He listened to them. He started abusing everyone, including monarchs.
“After I left President Buhari’s place, I called on monarchs and elders of Yoruba land for a meeting to advise Igboho to exercise patience but he got carried away by the praises of those who were not even solidly behind him.
“He hurled so many bad words but he is still our son. God owns forgiveness. We’ve forgiven him. If he had listened, he wouldn’t have found himself in his current travail,” he said.
Igboho is locked up in Benin Republic after his attempt to travel to Germany was foiled at the airport.
The separatist agitator and his wife, Ropo, left Nigeria, after the Department of State Services, DSS, declared him wanted for illegal possession of firearms.