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The Yoruba Nation Activist, Sunday Igboho Arrested in Benin Republic.

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The activist for the rights of the Yoruba Nation, Sunday Adeyemo poularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic .

Sunday Igboho was born in 10 October 1972 at Igboho town, located in Oke-Ogun, Oyo State. He is a business magnate, activist and philanthropist.

Information gathered from a reliable source has it that he was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night.

Igboho was arrested by the security forces in Benin Republic about three weeks after the Department of State Services declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.

The source said that Igboho will be repatriated to Nigeria on Tuesday (today) from Benin Republic, one of Nigeria’s neighbouring countries in the West African sub region.

“He was arrested in Cotonou while he tried to travel out on Monday night. His destination was Germany. The security forces in Benin Republic should repatriate him to Nigeria on Tuesday,” the source said.

The Nigerian detectives ransacked his Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, and arrested about 12 of his aides and killed two of them in a gun duel.

The Federal Government of Nigeria had placed the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country.

Sunday Igboho
When contacted, a member of Igboho’s legal team, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said he would speak with the lead counsel, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), and revert later.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, did not respond to a text message seeking confirmation on the matter.

Afunanya, at a briefing on July 1, 2021, had vowed that “Igboho may run as far as he can. He may hide as long as he wants…But this will be the end of his shenanigans.”

 

 

 

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