Friday, one of the Yoruba freedom fighter’s close aides, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, detailed the scenario at Igboho’s Soka, Ibadan mansion during the raid by the Department of State Security, DSS, and army, portraying it as a Commando operation.
He also revealed how Sunday Igboho entered a room and vanished after realizing his assailants’ objective was to kill him.
Igboho’s aide, who did not want his name published, told Vanguard that the operation was like a movie scene in the early hours of Thursday, when DSS and army operatives came on the premises with an objective unknown to the residents.
According to him, the unannounced visitors, clothed in army camouflage and military uniforms, entered the enclosure unprepared to meet their hosts.
He claimed the intruders arrived in five army-branded Hilux cars and forced their way in by killing one of Igboho’s bodyguards, Adogan.
His words: “When they arrived at about 1:35 am on Thursday, they scaled the fence and opened fire. We just heard sporadic gunshots all around the main house during which they killed one of the bodyguards of Sunday Igboho named Adogan.
“Sensing the gunmen had gained entry, he (Igboho) himself engaged them in a shootout when he realised they had already killed some of his boys.
“Before the gunmen made their way into the inner rooms. There was a lady in a mask who led them in. She was calling occupants of the house by their names. That is to show that an insider gave them the information they relied on.
“The lady started shouting the names of close aides of Igboho, she asked them to kill every living thing sighted on the premises. They killed his Alfa while praying.
“They took away about N3m from his (Igboho’s) room as well as his jewelry. The assailants killed five persons and took away their corpses. Some ladies, who are wives of chief’s aides, were also taken away. They took away the CCTV box so that we won’t playback.
“While Igboho escaped, out of the hanger, they whisked away one of his wives and 13 other aides including one of his bloggers named Lady K.
“When Sunday Igboho found out they were there to kill him, he had to enter another room and disappeared. We can’t tell his whereabouts as I am speaking with you. The gun duel lasted an hour.”