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Sunday Igboho alleges plot to end his life in Benin


Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has alleged a plot to eliminate him in Benin Republic.

The 49-year-old was arrested by operatives of Criminal Brigade on July 19 in Cotonou.

Efforts to get him released by Yoruba leaders proved abortive as he has now spent over 161 days in detention.

Olayomi Koiki, spokesman for Igboho, in a podcast monitored by our reporter on Tuesday evening, alleged that the Benin President Patrice Talon was working with the Federal Government to extradite Igboho to Nigeria.

He said: “So many people have heard rumours in the past 24/48 hours. We know that God almighty is watching.

“If they are trying, they cannot be successful. If they are planning evil against Prof. Banji Akintoye and others, they are only trying but God’s power is superior.

“The enemies are trying to eliminate him (Igboho). Their plan is to eliminate him so that the Yoruba Nation agenda will be silenced, but God has shown that he is above them.

“If you think the legal route is what will set Igboho free, then we are wasting our time.

“Benin Republic judicial system is not working. Look at the way his case has been prolonged.

“I’ve spoken with our lawyer in Benin, and he told me that only the president can set him free.

“Now, diplomacy cannot work. We have to fight for our right.

“See the way they killed MKO Abiola, Funsho Williams – they were killed unjustly.

“We’ve issued so many ultimatum for Igboho’s release, but nothing has happened.