Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested by the security forces in Benin Republic.
According to PUNCH, he was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night, where he was trying to travel out of the country to Germany.
Recall that the Department of State Services (DSS) declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, after his home was invaded on July 1st. An allegation Igboho has since denied, claiming the arms were planted by the FG security forces.
This burgeoning news platform gathered that Sunday Igboho will 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 Pelumi Olajengbesi, a member of Igboho’s legal team, was contacted on the matter. He said he would speak with the lead counsel, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), and revert later.
On July 1, 2021, Nigerian secret police invaded Igboho’s Ibadan home in the Soka neighborhood, arresting roughly 12 of his aides and killing two of them in a gun duel.
Sunday Igboho disappeared during the gun duel which lasted for an hour, and he has been on the run since then.
The Nigerian Federal Government has put the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on high alert to prevent Igbos from fleeing the nation. and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country.
DSS Spokeman, Peter Afunanya, at a briefing on July 1, 2021, had vowed that Igboho may run and hide as long as he can, but this will be the end of his shenanigans.
“IGBOHO may run as far as he can. He may hide as long as he wants. He might have attacked security operatives as his strength carried him. But this will be the end of his shenanigans.
“Soon, he will not have a hiding place. His strength will sure fail him. And the law will catch up with him. The law may be slow. But it will be steady.
“Consequently, ADEYEMO/IGBOHO is advised to turn himself in to the nearest security agency. Those cheering and eulogising him may appeal to or advise him to do the needful.
“He should surrender himself to the appropriate authorities. He or anyone can never be above the law. Meanwhile, those arrested will be charged accordingly.”