Breaking: Sunday Igboho Released From Benin Republic Prison
The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, confirmed this in a press release on Monday.
Igboho was released to renowned Yoruba historian, Prof Banji Akintoye, the statement said.
Recall that the 49-year-old Yoruba nation agitator was arrested on July 19, 2021 on his way to Germany.
Department of State Services (DSS) had raided his residence in Ibadan, Oyo state on July 1, killing two people, arresting 12 aides but Igboho escaped.
Igboho had planned a “Yoruba nation rally” in Lagos two days before the raid.
Afterwards, DSS declared Igboho wanted, alleging that he was stockpiling weapons and ammunitions.
Since his arrest, many supporters have condemned the continuous detention of Igboho ‘without trial’.
The legal battle to either extradite Igboho to Nigeria or free him has witnessed a series of dramatic twists and turns.
Confirming the latest development, Communications Secretary to Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye, explained Igboho was released to Professor Banji Akintoye and a French Language Expert/ Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Wale Adeniran.
Mr Adeleye’s statement shared on Facebook on Monday partly reads;
Yoruba Nation Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Ighoho, has been released by the Government of Republic of Benin.
The Activist was released on Monday to a Yoruba Leader and Leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Banji Akintoye and a French Language Expert/ Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Wale Adeniran.