DSS goes after Igboho’s financiers, probes aides’ call logs
The Department of State Services has reportedly begun a forensic analysis of the call logs of the detained aides to the leader of the Yoruba Nation agitators, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
The DSS would carry out a forensic analysis of the call logs, messages and other contents on the phones of the 13 aides of Igboho who were arrested during Thursday’s raid on his Soka, Ibadan residence, PUNCH reports.
The suspects are: Abdulateef Ofeyagbe, Amoda Babatunde (aka Lady K), Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diekola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah, Ayobami Donald, Adelabe Usman, Oluwapelumi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi and Bamidele Sunday.
The secret police is said to have planned to go after Igboho’s collaborators and financiers.
According to multiple sources, DSS investigators hoped to track down those offering financial and material support to the agitation for the creation of Yoruba Nation.
It was also gathered that the secret police would liaise with the International Criminal Police Organisation to apprehend Igboho wherever he may be hiding.
“The service is in the process of liaising with the Interpol to track down the fugitive. He will be watch-listed so he can be arrested wherever he may be found.
“Four forensic experts would comb the call logs and other contents of the phones of all the suspects in custody. We hope to harvest a trove of information that could lead to Igboho’s financiers and collaborators in the coming weeks,” a DSS operative said.
Another top DSS official told PUNCH that the phones seized from Igboho’s home would be examined and this could also expose the identities of those sponsoring him.
“It is standard procedure to process suspects and their phones. Igboho didn’t know we were coming, hence he was unable to take away his passport and other items. Operatives are currently searching through the seized phones, WhatsApp chats and other things.
“This could expose the identities of people sponsoring Igboho and those supporting him,” the source said.