Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, the Yoruba Nation Agitator. Has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic. While his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, fled the country, as Urhobo Daily gathered.
Sunday Igboho was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night. Several supporters who are close to the embattled agitator confirmed his arrest on Tuesday.
One of them said Igboho had a Benin Republic passport and was on his way to Germany before he was arrested on Monday night.
“It would have been difficult for authorities to arrest him outside the country. He had a German passport with 10-years validity
“Forget the insinuations and reports that his location was tracked in Nigeria, it was difficult for intelligent sources to track his location, he has been in an undisclosed location in Benin Republic since about two weeks.”
Operatives of the Department for State Security (DSS) on July 1 raided his Soka, Ibadan residence where two of his men were killed and 13 supporters arrested.
Ighobo escaped the raid and was later declared wanted by the Service. He had gone undergrounds since then.
Omo Yoruba Ronu TV, which airs shows related to Sunday Igboho and Yoruba Nation agitation, in a terse post on Tuesday said: “I urge you to stand with your own, who has not committed any crime. Self-determination is not a crime.
“They are still standing with killer herdsmen who have killed over 20,000 Nigerians under Buhari & even asking that everyone should give them land and we budget billions for them.”
“We must now repay his good turn and also defend him by gathering resources for his legal defence. Sunday Igboho deserves the same commitment from us that Buhari has shown and continues to show to killer herdsmen and bandits.”