Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly often known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic by safety operatives within the West African nation.
Igboho was arrested Monday night time after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by Nigeria’s secret police.
A supply aware of his departure from Nigeria mentioned he had perfected plans to secretly escape from Nigeria by way of Cotonou and was heading to Germany.
He was, nevertheless, nabbed by safety operatives within the neighboring nation.
Talking with SaharaReporters, a supply aware of the incident, mentioned, “Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou. He was arrested about an hour in the past.
“He was imagined to journey to Germany by way of Cotonou this night time. He needed to depart Africa by way of Cotonou. He was arrested by safety operatives in Cotonou.
“They’re planning to convey him again to Nigeria.”
Recall that the Division of State Companies had declared Igboho needed after its operatives carried out a bloody midnight raid on his residence within the Soka space of Ibadan, Oyo State.
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DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunnaya, had suggested Igboho to show himself in to the closest safety.
“These cheering and eulogizing him could attraction to or recommendation him to do the needful,” Afunnaya mentioned. “He ought to give up himself to the suitable authorities. He or anybody can by no means be above the regulation.”
Pelumi Olajengbesi, one of many attorneys representing Igboho and others arrested in his Home, informed SaharaReporters he had not confirmed the information of Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou.
“I’ll contact Yomi Aliu (SAN) to confirm the information,” he mentioned.
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