- The legal battle of Yoruba nation agitator and activist, Sunday Adeyemo better known as Sunday Igboho is not going away anytime soon
- Yomi Alliyu, a lawyer representing Igboho has reacted to claims that the self-acclaimed activist is being financed by a lawmaker.
- Aliyu, berated Abubakar Malami, challenging the Attorney General of the Federation to name the lawmaker reportedly sponsoring Igboho
Ibadan, Oyo - Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), one of counsel to Yoruba nation agitator and self-acclaimed activist, Sunday Igboho, has reacted to the recent claims made against his client.
Recall that Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice on Friday, October 22, said financiers of Igboho have been uncovered.
Aliyu in a statement faulted the claims made by Abubakar, saying what the minister's claims are not hard fact, The Punch reports.
In another report by Vangaurd, AlliYu on Friday, October 22, stated that the money transferred to Abbal Bako and sons owned by Abdullahi Umar is a mere conjecture.
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He went on to add that transferring money to bureau de change to buy dollars is what is done by every businessman of our Igboho’s calibre.
While berating the minister, Igboho's lawyer challenged Abubakar to name the lawmaker who allegedly sent money to the activist for terrorist act.
According to him, his client up till date hasn't been prosecuted or found liable for any criminal act or terrorism.
“Our attention has been drawn to a text press conference by the Hon Attorney General and Minister of Finance wherein he fruitlessly tried to paint our client and those patronising his car trade as terrorists and/or financiers of terrorists.
The picture the learned AGF wanted to paint is that our Client is being financed by Abdullah Umar allegedly involved in terrorists financing. Who is now financing who?
Member of National Assembly sponsoring Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu - Buhari
The president made this known while addressing the country as part of the independence day celebration.
“The recent arrests of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo, and the ongoing investigations being conducted have revealed certain high-profile financiers behind these individuals."