By Rotimi Agbana
Nigerian politician and businessman, Chief Sunday Adeyemo famously known as Sunday Igboho has distanced himself from all criminal acts and having any relationship with suspected assassin, Adeola Williams, famously known as Ade Lawyer.
It would be recalled that Ade Lawyer was recently apprehended alongside former National Union Road of Transport Workers (NURTW) Chairman, Lagos State chapter, Alhaji Rafiu Akanni Olohunwa in connection with the murder of Ganiyu Ayinla, popularly known as Pinero, the Personal Assistant to the NURTW Chairman in Idumota, Azeez Lawal, known also as “Kunle Poly”.
Mr Igboho, in a press statement made available on Monday, February 26, 2018 stated that he had no relationship with Ade Lawyer until a land dispute saga ensued between some “area boys” and his friend, Prince Kazeem, over the latter’s family land in Lagos.
“It was the land dispute that brought us together. That’s all. I hadn’t met him before until the land dispute saga and he has never run an errand for me”, he stated.
Narrating his encounter with Ade Lawyer, Mr Igboho said: “I can remember vividly that sometimes ago, I was at Apapa with my clearing agent, when I was called upon that some miscreants are disturbing my friend, Prince Kazeem on land boundary issues. I rushed to the place hoping that my presence would bring normalcy and Kazeem would leave there unharmed.
“Fortunately, the police were already at the disputed land before I got there.”
He said there was neither a fight nor any physical assault of any sort before they were invited to the police station for further interrogations.
According to him, “a particular NURTW official came with some area boys to protect Prince Kazeem from being harmed by the other group, and Ade Lawyer came with them”.
Igboho also said that when the police were searching for the killers of Pinero, he “assisted” them in arresting one of the suspects, who he named as John Ibafo.
On the role he played in the arrest, Igboho said he tricked him (Ibafo) when he (Igboho) discovered that after they carried out the crime, they ran to Ibadan where he (Igboho) lives.
He said, “I was called personally by Kunle Poly, their main target, to assist the police in their arrest and he gave me their names and addresses in Ibadan.
“I brought John Ibafo out for the police to arrest him. I also led the police to Ade Lawyer’s house at Elekun, but he escaped by scaling the fence. When I got the information that he ran to Akure, I informed the police, thereby helping in his arrest.”
Igboho, who affirmed he was part of the Police Search Team that carried out the arrest, said his move greatly angered the alleged killer, so much that he kept threatening him (Igboho) on the phone with text messages.
“He threatened me that if he was caught, he would implicate me that I am one of his loyal errand boys. I ignored his threats and assisted the police in their investigations, which led to his arrest,” he said.
Meanwhile, reacting to insinuations that he is troublesome, Igboho described the claims as nothing but propaganda to tarnish his good image and reputation in the society.
He said, “I’ve been a politician and businessman in this country for over 10 years. I sell vehicles with my registered company; AdeSon International Concept Limited and I pay tax to the government regularly. Since my participation in politics started, there has been no record of societal unrest caused by me.
“Yes, I help people very well. Whenever people are duped or swindled of their properties, I help them to recover such. This I have done a countless number of times. He (Ade Lawyer) is aware that I am always very much interested in protecting people’s lives and properties and also love fighting for people’s rights. I am a human rights activist,” he said.
“All their moves are just to drag my good name in the soil since they know I am a politician who might be vying for the Governorship seat very soon,” Igboho added