Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
According to PUNCH, a top source familiar with the matter disclosed that Igboho was arrested by security forces at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night while trying to board a flight to Germany.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that operatives of the Department of State Services had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 of his aides and killed two of them in a gun duel.
The Nigerian secret police had declared Igboho wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.
The source stated that the Yoruba activist would be repatriated to Nigeria on Tuesday (today) from Benin Republic.
“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.
When PUNCH contacted, a member of Igboho’s legal team, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said he would speak with the lead counsel, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), to verify the report.