Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of double-standard in the case of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Igboho.
Omokri wondered why the government made an attempt to arrest Igboho for obeying a self-defense directive by the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd).
Magashi had in February said Nigerians should not be cowards but should defend themselves against bandits and killer herdsmen.
Magashi had said: “It is the responsibility of everybody to keep alert and to find safety when necessary. But we shouldn’t be cowards.
“I don’t know why people are running from minor things like that. They should stand and let these people know that even the villagers have the competency and capabilities to defend themselves.”
Omokri, in a tweet wrote: “What I do not understand about this Sunday Igboho case is this: Buhari’s Defence Minister, told us to defend ourselves from bandits and killer herdsmen.
“Sunday Igboho has done exactly that. Now they want to arrest Igboho for obeying their own directive to Nigerians?”
Recall that Operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, had invaded Igboho’s residence in Ibadan a few days ago where, some of his allies were killed and apprehended.
DSS also alleged to have recovered weapons and charms from Igboho’s residence during the raid but Igboho, however, denied ownership of the weapons saying he protects himself with traditional powers.