A lawyer of the self-acclaimed Yoruba freedom, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, withdrew from his legal team Sunday.
Pelumi Olajengbesi announced his withdrawal in statement on his Facebook page.
Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, had recently stated that Olajengbesi did not speak for Igboho nor was involved in the Yoruba Nation self-determination struggle.
Olajengbesi said: “As a firm, we’re satisfied with our little best in contributing to providing legal solutions and representations to Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) and associated Yoruba Nation agitators as far as ensuring the protection and enforcement of their rights in this matter.
“We were able to secure the release of 12 persons brutally and unlawfully arrested by the reckless State Security Service, and also secured the release of an innocent herbalist equally unlawfully arrested and detained by the SSS.
“We have two persons with on-going terrorism trials at the Federal High Court and our firm will dutifully continue and close the trial having commenced their matter.
“While thanking everyone, particularly Chief Yomi Aliyu SAN for the opportunity and freehand service, Dr Olasupo Ojo for his fair leadership and Chief Femi Falana for allowing his industry to be tapped and for the moral support, I most respectfully wish to now step aside.”