The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, has sent a delegation to the Benin Republic to observe the trials of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
The monarch in a statement released through his spokesman, Adeola Oloko, however, did not disclose the identity of the delegation.
Oba Adetunji further stated that the delegates sent to observe the court proceedings would be in court unfailingly on Monday.
Oloko disclosed that the monarch state this at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace on Sunday while exchanging views with some leaders of thought comprising the leadership of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes led by President General, Prince Yemisi Adeaga, first vice President General, Dr Tirimisiyu Oladimeji; Ekefa Olubadan, Senior Chief Lekan Alabi; Ajia Olubadan, Chief Wasiu Aderoju Alaadorin; Mogaji Makusota, Prof. Oluwasegun Adekunle and Personal Assistant to Olubadan, Mr Adeola Oloko
The monarch disclosed that he is deciding against the belief that he is silent on the development.
He said, “Sunday Igboho lives in Ibadan, got married in Ibadan, reared children in Ibadan, built houses in Ibadan and as such he has the rights to be protected by Ibadan Traditional Institution within the ambit of the law just like any human being in Ibadan.”
Oba Adetunji who said he is in touch with Yoruba prominent royal fathers, including Igboho royal crowns allayed public fears of a repeat performance of the Yoruba-Fulani coalition of 1814.
According to Oba Adetunji, students of Nigerian history may wish to be reminded that when some people during the period under reference chose to engage in territorial expansion to the sea, it took the Ibadan army under Balogun Oderinlo to repel the attack and stop the incursion near Osogbo.
Oba Adetunji however urged the people to remain calm and law-abiding as truth will prevail.