Yoruba Nation Agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, who is popularly known as Sunday Igboho has warned that he has never asked any individual or group to raise funds on account of his ill-health.
Sunday Igboho made this clarification on Sunday, October 17, in reaction to a report alleging funds raising as well as voluntary donations from the members of the public to help him secure medical attention.
This was in a statement issued by his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, which warned those behind the effort to desist.
Sunday Igboho who is currently being detained in a Beninoise prison has been reported to have suffered an undisclosed health challenge which saw him being rushed to a hospital for medical attention.
He also seized the opportunity to appeal to the government of the Benin Republic to allow him to travel to Germany to seek proper medical attention.
The statement entitled: “Chief Sunday Adeyemo has not asked for money towards his Medical treatment” read, “I have just received a message from the lawyer of Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho to advice and tell the general public that he has not asked anyone, any of his security men or groups of people to demand money towards his medical treatment in the Benin Republic.
“Information says some individuals have been collecting money for the chief’s medical treatment bill. Yes, Chief Sunday Adeyemo is not feeling well like we have reported; and we are still using this medium to ask the Government of Benin; to please allow him to travel for proper medical treatment for his illness.
“If anyone is not sure of someone calling you for payment towards chief’s treatment; please contact me, Olayomi Koiki, his spokesman.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday, October 17; denied a report by the Wall Street Journal that it paid N20m; as ransom to bandits in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun seized from the Nigerian Army.
1st News had reported that the Wall Street Journal said in a report on Sunday; that the NAF brokered the deal as President Muhammadu Buhari was planning a trip to Katsina, his home state.
The US media outlet said N20 million was delivered to the bandits in Rugu Forest by a NAFofficer; who leaked details of the operation under anonymity; because the military realised that it would be too risky to leave the weapon in the hands of violent criminals; operating in an area the presidential jet would fly over.
But the Nigerian Air Force denied making such payment to bandits in exchange for weapons.
In a statement on Sunday by the spokesperson, Air Commodore, Edward Gabkwet, said there was no truth in the report.