Police say unknown attackers fired gunshots, burnt Sunday Igboho’s house
The Oyo State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the touching of a house belonging to a Yoruba freedom fighter, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, by yet to be identified arsonists.
According to the police in a statement by the Command spokesman, Olugbenga Fadeyi, the arsonists, who came in a bus and a taxi, fired gunshots into the air several times as they put fire to the house located in the Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Ripples Nigeria had reported that house was set ablaze around 3am on Tuesday after power supply to the area was cut off.
Fadeyi, who disclosed that the police had begun an investigation into the incident, said in the statement: “At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house at Soka area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and Micra ( taxi) firing sporadically, and set the house ablaze.
“The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while the value of other properties is yet to be estimated.
“Immediately the DPO Sanyo got wind of the incident, he contacted fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment.
“The fire was eventually put out. An investigation has commenced into the incident while the Police are on the trail of the hoodlums.”