Sunday Igboho, a prominent Yoruba activist, is attempting to flee Nigeria and is currently obtaining a new passport, according to the Nigerian government, reports Thecitypulsenews.
The government also stated that the activist has been placed on a stop-list for the time being in order to expedite his apprehension.
The government has ordered security services to apprehend Igboho wherever he is found, according to the administration.
The Nigeria Immigration Service wrote to the Director-General, Department of State Services, DSS, the Inspector General of Police, and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, NIA, on July 9, 2021.
The DSS proclaimed Igboho wanted, accusing him of stockpiling weapons to destabilize the country, which he has denied, but his whereabouts are unknown.
Since officers of the DSS and other security agencies invaded his home, killing some of his aides and abducting his wife and other family members, Igboho’s whereabouts have remained unknown.
The NIS letter titled ‘Stop-listing of person: Adeyemo Sunday Adeniyi (aka Sunday Igboho), male, Nigerian, passport number A11613637, date of birth 10/10/1972’ was signed by Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration, Investigation and Compliance, A.B. Baba, on behalf of the Comptroller General and was copied to all zonal controllers and control posts nationwide.
“I am directed to request that you kindly place the above-named person on stop-list. Credible intelligence revealed that Adeyemo is making efforts to obtain a police extract and/or court affidavit to enable him acquire a new Nigerian passport, apparently to facilitate his escape out of the country,” it reads.
“In addition, he should be arrested wherever and whenever sighted and referred to the Director-General, Department of State Services vide letter no: S.605/A/246 dated 05 July 2021.”