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Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Igboho Arrested In Cotonou Trying To Escape To Germany.

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Yoruba Nation agitator and secessionist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, according to a News item by The PUNCH Newspaper.

He was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night, a top source familiar with the matter told our correspondent as he 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 told The PUNCH 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.

You would recall that the Nigerian secret police had raided his residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on the 1st of July and arrested some his of his aides and killed two of them in a gun duel with the Federal Government of Nigeria placing the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country.

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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