Breaking: Sunday Igboho Arrested In Cotonou by Security Operatives 1
Sunday Igboho was arrested, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba independence warrior, was reportedly apprehended by security forces in Benin Republic’s capital, Cotonou.
Igboho is believed to have been apprehended Monday night after fleeing Nigeria to avoid being apprehended by the country’s secret police.
According to the article, he had finalised arrangements to surreptitiously flee Nigeria through Cotonou and was on his way to Germany, according to a person familiar with his departure from Nigeria.
However, he was apprehended by security forces in a neighboring country.
“Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou,” according to another source familiar with the event. He was taken into custody approximately an hour ago.”
“This evening, he was due to proceed to Germany via Cotonou. He intended to depart from Africa via Cotonou. In Cotonou, he was apprehended by security forces.”
“They intend to repatriate Sunday Igboho to Nigeria.”
It will be recalled that Igboho was declared wanted by the Department of State Services after its operatives carried out a deadly midnight raid on his home in Ibadan’s Soka neighborhood.
His media aide, Olayomi Koiki, is also believed to have fled the country.
On Monday night, Igboho was apprehended at a Cotonou airport.
On Tuesday, several followers of the embattled agitator confirmed his arrest.
One of them claimed Igboho was traveling to Germany with a Benin Republic passport when he was apprehended on Monday night.
“It would have been difficult for police to apprehend him outside of the country.” He held a German passport that was valid for ten years.
“Forget the rumors and speculations that his whereabouts were monitored in Nigeria; intelligence sources found it difficult to track his whereabouts; he has been in a hidden place in Benin Republic for almost two weeks.”
On July 1, Department for State Security (DSS) agents invaded his Soka, Ibadan home, killing two of his men and arresting 13 followers.
Sunday Ighobo managed to flee the raid and was later declared a wanted man by the Service. Since then, he’d gone underground.
The Federal Government had issued a warning to Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) units to be on the lookout for agitators, revealing that Igboho had perfected preparations to exit the country.
“I implore you to stand with your own, who has not committed any crime,” Omo Yoruba Ronu TV, which airs programming relating to Igboho and Yoruba Nation agitation, stated in a brief post on Tuesday. It is not illegal to exercise one’s right to self-determination.
“They are still standing with the murderous herdsmen who have killed over 20,000 Nigerians under Buhari, even requesting that everyone give them land and that we provide billions of dollars to them.”
Reno Omokri, a former advisor to former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, added, “The alleged arrest of Sunday Igboho in Cotonou is sad.” He is a brave freedom fighter who has stood up for us.
“Now we must reward his kindness while simultaneously defending him by assembling resources for his legal defense. Buhari has demonstrated and continues to exhibit the same dedication to murderous herdsmen and bandits as he has to Igboho.”
As of the time of this news, attempts to contact Igboho’s media aide, Koiki, were unsuccessful.