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Yoruba Activist Igboho Speaks on ‘Turning to Cat’ to Escape DSS Raid

Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has confirmed that some of his cats were killed during a midnight raid conducted by the Department of State Services (DSS) on his residence in July 2021.

Speaking in an interview with The Punch, Igboho, who keeps cats as pets, stated that the DSS officers indiscriminately fired bullets during the raid, leading to the death of several cats. He denied the rumours that he transformed into a cat to escape capture.

While acknowledging earlier reports alleging that the DSS and soldiers brought three herbalists, killed five cats, and took one away, believing Igboho had transformed, he clarified that the cats were simply caught in the crossfire of the raid.

“It’s true that some cats were killed during the attack,” Igboho explained. “The DSS just kept firing bullets everywhere. I had many cats as pets, and any movement attracted their gunfire.”

He added, “Their mission was clear: either kill me or arrest me and take me to some unknown location. But God is greater than anyone, including the former president. My God and providence put them to shame with that illegal raid. They failed to achieve what they came for. I didn’t turn into a cat to escape.”

This revelation comes just days after the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja ordered the Benin Republic government to pay Igboho a sum of 20 million CFA as compensation for the raid and his illegal detention. Igboho recently regained his freedom in Benin and has since reunited with his family in Germany.

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