Oyo State Police command has explained how some suspected hoodlums set ablaze, a house owned by Mr. Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho.
Our correspondent recalls that some suspected arsonists on Tuesday set the house on fire.
The house situated at Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital was set on fire around 3 am.
The incident occurred a few days after Mr. Igboho issued a seven-day ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen in the State.
Igboho has been in the news over his stance that Yoruba land should not be taken over by strangers.
The state police command has, however, confirmed that the house was set on fire by some suspected hoodlums.
Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi in a statement made available to DAILY POST, added that the hoodlums went to the house in a Hummer bus and a Micra car.
Fadeyi maintained that a mini sitting room in Igboho’s house was affected by the fire.
He, however, insisted that police has commenced investigation into the matter.
“FIRE INCIDENT: At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, report was received at Sanyo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house at SOKA area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and Micra firing sporadically, and set the house ablaze.
“A mini sitting room got burnt in the process while other property are yet to be estimated. Immediately the DPO Sanyo got information about the incident, he contacted the Fire Service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment.
“The fire was eventually put out. Investigation has commenced into the incident while the police is on the trail of the hoodlums.”