Akintoye Disowns Alleged Yoruba Nation Self-Proclaimed Activists Responsible For Ibadan Radio Invasion

claims the action is unlawful and a breach of the peace as the Oyo Police display the suspects.
Via Adeola Badru
Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, the chairman of a collaborative body of Yoruba self-determination groups called YSDM, has denounced the invasion of an Ibadan radio station by a group claiming to be fighting for the liberation of the Yoruba people, calling it criminal and a breach of public peace.
In a statement made public by his assistant director of programmes, Olatunde Amusat, Prof. Akintoye referred to the aforementioned group’s behavior as deeply illegal and unlawful.
In parts, the declaration reads:

“The attention of the Yoruba Self Determination Movement has been drawn to the activities of a group led by a woman that has claimed to be running a totally different agenda for Yoruba emancipation and that has been engaging again and again in criminal activity.”

“The group has been warned repeatedly but has refused to change.”

Akintoye, a Senator in the Second Republic noted that: “the Yoruba Self Determination led by me runs a struggle that is totally peaceful and law abiding.”

He continued: “We have even written a thirty-four-page manual to guide our followers and all Yoruba people about peaceful and law-abiding self-determination struggle.”

“We have written to the outgoing President of Nigeria and to the Secretary General of the United Nations about our legitimate demand for self-determination for our Yoruba nation.”

“We have emphasized in every one of those letters that our struggle is peaceful and law abiding.”

“We have no relationship whatsoever with the group that has repeatedly engaged in crime, and we have no hands in their criminal conduct,” the statement concluded.

In the meantime, the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in Ibadan’s Amuludun FM, a community-based radio station, was invaded. The Oyo State police command paraded five suspected Yoruba Nation agitators on Sunday, describing their actions as a criminal act and a clear case of terrorism that would be met with appropriate sanctions under the laws of the land.
Noah Atoyebi, “M,” 30, Gbenga Adeleke, “M,” 25, Abdulganiyu Mustafa Kolawole, “M,” 35, Bashiru Kehinde, “F,” and Fajola Elija, “M,” 45, are the suspects who were detained in connection with the event while in possession of different criminal charms.

Adebowale Williams, the state’s commissioner of police, parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Eleyele, assured the residents of the state that the security architecture of the command had been strategically modified for maximum effectiveness, not just for Monday’s epoch-making ceremony but also for future events.