One of the houses of Chief Sunday Igboho in Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State, has been burnt down by ‘Unknown men’.
The Oyo State Police Command has said it received a report that hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi came to set ablaze the house of Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, said this in a statement on Tuesday.
He also said the police were told that the arsonists shot in the air several times as they set the house ablaze located at the Soka area of Ibadan.
Fadeyi added that the police had begun an investigation into the incident.
Witnesses said the incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday about 3;00am.
The police statement read, “At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house at Soka area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and Micra ( taxi) firing sporadically, and set the house ablaze.
“The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while the value of other properties is yet to be estimated.
“Immediately the DPO Sanyo got wind of the incident, he contacted fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment.
“The fire was eventually put out. An investigation has commenced into the incident while the Police are on the trail of the hoodlums.”
Mr Adeyemo no longer lives in the house affected by the fire.
The fire incident occurs days after Mr Igboho led his followers and aggrieved residents to Igangan in Ibarapa area of Oyo State to eject the Fulani leader of Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir.
He accused the Fulani leader of harbouring criminal herders who were kidnapping and killing residents of the community.