Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba youth leader, is attempting to obtain a new passport to facilitate his escape from Nigeria, according to the federal government.
This was stated in a letter dated July 9 and signed by A.B. The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) is represented by Baba, assistant comptroller general of immigration, investigation, and compliance.
Ighoho’s passport was seized during the raid by the Department of State Services (DSS) on July 1 in Soka, Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.
DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya said the agency seized illegal weapons from Igboho’s house, including seven AK-47 rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition
The agency accused Ighoho of stockpiling weapons in his residence and urged him to surrender to the nearest security agency.
At Igboho’s house, two DSS operatives were killed in a gun battle with a group of youth leaders’ supporters, Afunanya said.
NIS letter entitled “Stop-listing of person” was directed to DSS directors general, Inspector Generals, directors of the Police, and all NIS zonal coordinators and control posts.
In the letter, there is information about “Adeyemo Sunday Adeniyi (aka Sunday Igboho), male, Nigerian, passport number A11613637, date of birth 10/10/1972”.
If a person’s name is on the stop-list, he or she is denied particular rights, privileges, or other services.
According to the NIS letter, Ighoho is trying to obtain a police extract or court affidavit to gain a new Nigerian passport.
According to the report, the attempt was to facilitate his escape from the country.
Whenever the activist is spotted, they should be arrested, the NIS added.
In the letter, the author asks that the above-named person be put on a stop-list.
Adeyemo is attempting to acquire a new Nigerian passport, apparently to facilitate his escape from Nigeria, based on information from credible sources.
Furthermore, he should be arrested wherever he is spotted and referred to the Director-General, Department of State Services, by letter no: S.605/A/246 dated 05 July 2021.”