The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has disclosed that he had advised Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho over his actions after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
He said Igboho failed to listen to the president’s warning due to wrong advice from people and that Igboho won’t be facing the current travail, if he had listened to the warning.
The monarch made the revelation in an interview with BBC Yoruba.
Ooni of Ife said rather than listen to the caution, Igboho hurled insults on traditional rulers.
“Many people advised him wrongly. He listened to them. He started abusing everyone, including monarchs.
“After I left President Buhari’s place, I called on monarchs and elders of Yoruba land for a meeting to advise Igboho to exercise patience but he got carried away by the praises of those who were not even solidly behind him.
“He hurled so many bad words but he is still our son. God owns forgiveness. We’ve forgiven him. If he had listened, he wouldn’t have found himself in his current travail,” he said.
Igboho is locked up in Benin Republic after his attempt to travel to Germany was foiled.
He had fled Nigeria to Cotonou, where he was arrested and locked up.
The agitator and his wife left Nigeria, after the Department of State Services, DSS, declared him wanted, over guns found in his house