Police reveal how gunmen in two vehicles set Sunday Igboho’s house on fire


The Police in Oyo State has given further information on how some hoodlums in two vehicles set the house of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho ablaze early Tuesday morning.

The house was reportedly set ablaze around 3 am on Tuesday after the power supply to the Soka area it was located was cut off.

However, Igboho told journalists that he has vacated the burnt house for another house in the same area about a year ago.

Gbenga Fadeyi, the spokesperson for the Police Command said reports received on the incident indicated that the house was burnt by hoodlums who invaded Soka area in  a bus and a taxi, shooting sporadically to scare people away.

Fadeyi, who said this in a statement on Tuesday however said police had begun an investigation into the incident.

In the statement, the police spokesperson said, “At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house at Soka area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and Micra ( taxi) firing sporadically, and set the house ablaze.

“The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while the value of other properties is yet to be estimated.

“Immediately the DPO Sanyo got a wind of the incident, he contacted fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment.

“The fire was eventually put out. An investigation has commenced into the incident while the Police are on the trail of the hoodlums.”

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