An audio tape of an unidentified officer of the Department of State Services (DSS) has disclosed that secessionist leader, Sunday Igboho’s house was raided at midnight in July because he had given the hint while speaking carelessly.
The supposed security agent’s voice, believed to be on the phone, also said the arrogance and ignorance that Igboho allegedly displayed were used against him.
This is contained in an audio tape obtained by SaharaReporters on Tuesday.
According to the tape, a close and trusted ally of Igboho who knew his shortcomings was the informant used by the DSS operatives who raided his house in Ibadan.
The DSS operatives invaded and raided Igboho’s house in Soka, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital in July, killing two people and arresting some others.
Igboho became a target for President Muhammadu Buhari’s government when he gave Fulani herdsmen an ultimatum to leave Igangan area in Oyo State, and later in the South West generally.
According to him, the herdsmen were responsible for the killings, kidnappings and rape cases happening in the region.
He stepped up his campaign by agitating for a Yoruba Nation to break away from Nigeria.
After his house was raided by the DSS and he was declared wanted, Igboho and his wife, Ropo were arrested by Beninese security agents at a Cotonou airport, Benin Republic while trying to travel to Germany. He has since been detained in a Beninese prison.
However, in the viral audio tape, the male voice said Igboho’s unguarded talks got from his close ally helped the DSS to attack his residence.
The tape was recorded in the Yoruba language with some use of the English language.
“If you used to follow the things he said, he asked us to come at midnight. He didn’t know that God has also empowered the government.
“He boasted that if we came to his house with 1,000 personnel, hardly would we see 100 that would return. But, he said we shouldn’t come at midnight, and that was why we decided to invade at midnight.
“You know, God likes Igboho, his weakness is that he talks too much. And it is through words that powerful people are caught and ensnared.
“A Yoruba adage says ‘a talkative talks but with no sense’. The man called Igboho talks too much. He has a good plan and ambition, but he talks carelessly. And, his careless talk has ruined his ambition. That was why he fell victim,” the voice said.
He further said, “Another thing is that his ignorance and arrogance ruined him.”