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JUST IN: Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Igboho arrested in Benin Republic


Igboho injured during DSS raid

Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo – who is popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

WuzupNigeria reported that the Yoruba activist was declared wanted by the Department of State Services three weeks ago for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.

However, The PUNCH reported that Igboho was arrested by the security forces in the Benin Republic at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night while trying to board a flight to Germany.

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A top source familiar with the matter said that Igboho would be repatriated to Nigeria on Tuesday (today) from the 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.

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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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