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Demonstration rocks Ibadan over Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou


JUST IN: Demonstration rocks Ibadan over Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou

There is an ongoing protest by supporters of the embattled Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, rocking Ibadan, the Oyo State capital over his arrest and proposed move to extradite him from Benin Republic.

Igboho was said to have been arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night and is still being held in custody by Beninese authorities.

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The Nation reported that the protesters gathered in front of Igboho’s house in the Sooka area of Ibadan from where they took to the streets around 12 noon on Wednesday.

Some of the demonstrators heard chanting “Free Igboho Oosa”, “Free Igboho now now” and singing the Yoruba Nation anthem.

The protesters also displayed placards such as: “I stand with Chief Sunday Igboho”; “Sunday Igboho is not a criminal”; “Yoruba wake up” and “Sunday Igboho is fighting for our freedom”

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Eyewitnesses said they also blocked some sections of the road, which led to traffic snarl around the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.