Mr. Joe Igbokwe, Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Drainage and Water Resources, says juju (charms) has failed, in what looks to be a mocking of Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo and leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
“Juju no de work again ooo. It failed in Igbo land and it failed too in Yoruba land,” Igbokwe wrote on his Facebook page.
Mr. Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, was photographed extensively adorned with charms for the post.
The arrest of Igboho in Cotonou, Benin Republic, made national headlines on Tuesday.
According to a high source familiar with the situation, he was arrested at a Cotonou airport on Monday night.
Igboho was apprehended by Benin Republic security forces around three weeks after the Department of State Services proclaimed him sought for allegedly stockpiling weaponry, an allegation he has since disputed.
According to a source who spoke to The PUNCH, Igboho would be deported to Nigeria from Benin Republic, one of Nigeria’s West African neighbors.
“He was arrested in Cotonou while he tried to travel out on Monday night. His destination was Germany,” the source said.
Concerning his encounter with Kanu, Igbokwe said that the IPOB leader had threatened him and his family prior to the arrest.
Igbokwe made this known in a statement late June titled ‘Thank God I survived Nnamdi Kanu’s madness’.
According to Igbokwe, Kanu had sought his blood because he disagreed with the secessionist movement of IPOB.
The statement partly reads, “Nnamdi asked his boys to behead me anywhere they see me. They did not spare my children as they extended the same fate to them.
“He also did not spare the names of every other person who spoke against his dream land, Biafra.
Igbokwe also explained that his family lived in fear and his children were threatened.
“My family lived in fear. When they could not get me, they resorted to calling my phones to pour invectives. They threatened my children at the drop of a hat.
“On my Facebook page the ‘Children of Hate’ Nnamdi Kanu trained and nurtured for years in abuse and hate, bigotry, primordial sentiments, and ethnic preoccupation will come in their thousands to rain abuses with all kinds of unprintable words.”
“They cannot even read what you wrote to understand the trajectory. I endured it all.
“When they noticed that I was not bothered, they resorted to propaganda and heckling.
“First, they said I was jogging in Lagos and collapsed and died. Secondly, they said I was beaten up in Lagos by IPOB members. Just last week, they came up with the same story that I was beaten up again.
“In quick succession, they said my house in Nnewi has been burnt down. All these were triggered to weaken my resolve but they do not know me. When I believe in something, I hardly give up.
“Now what is my offense? I do not want Biafra and I gave 20 reasons why it cannot stand in the 21st Century.
“I said that Igbo have not spoken and Nnamdi is a baby to dictate the fate of 40 million Igbo in Nigeria. Nnamdi never liked this.
“At the time, I asked for a debate and he said I am too small to face him. Nnamdi carried on with his suicide mission and today, I cannot tell the number of young Igbo men that have been wasted in the last one year.”
Kanu is being remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service, as his case was adjourned to July 26 and 27.
Reacting to the case, Igbokwe said, “Nnamdi will tell us a lot in the courts in the days ahead when the chips are down. Obviously, he has a lot to say.”