An audio tape of an unidentified official of the Department of State Services (DSS) has revealed how a former caretaker chairman of Ibarapa North Local Government Area, Omolewu Tunji Francis assisted in the raiding of the residence of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had invaded and raided Igboho’s house in Soka, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, in July, killing two people and arresting some others.
The aftermath of the incident which was widely criticised led to the trial of some of Igboho’s associates who were later released in batches.
Igboho and his wife, Ropo were later arrested by Beninese security agents at a Cotonou airport, Benin Republic while trying to abscond to Germany. He has since been detained in a Beninese prison while the wife was freed.
But according to the viral video going round, Omolewu, also known as Janbele, led the secret police to burgle Igboho’s house.
The male voice on the viral audio tape, speaking mainly in Yoruba, said the person who linked the security agents to capture Igboho was very close to him.
“We used his ribs to fight him (we used what is close to him). You know despite how mighty a person is, if something happens to their ribs (what is close to them), they will bend,” the audio tape said.
Listen to the tape here.
In another audio tape, it was revealed that Omolewu was behind how DSS officers successfully raided his house.
The voice said, “The person that hinted the DSS on the in and out of Sunday Igboho is his close associate. He is a very trusted friend in his agitation and movement.
“He was the one that gave them (security agents) the time to attack his house. He told them Sunday Igboho was very powerful but they could storm his house at midnight.
“This person I’m talking about is called Janbele. He was the informant who told the DSS officers how to raid Sunday Igboho’s house. If he wasn’t responsible, let him come and deny it. He betrayed Igboho because of money.”