- Igboho was arrested by the security forces in Benin Republic about three weeks after the Department of State Services declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms.
Popular Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has been apprehended in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
As gathered by Eko Hot Blog, Igboho was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night.
Igboho was arrested by the security forces in Benin Republic about three weeks after the Department of State Services declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.
According to a source who spoke with The PUNCH, Igboho will be repatriated to Nigeria on Tuesday (today) from 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.
The DSS had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrested 12 of his aides and gunned down two of them in a gun battle.
The Federal Government of Nigeria, in an effort to stop the charismatic activist from fleeing the country had directed the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service to place Sunday Igboho on their stop-list.
When contacted, a member of Igboho’s legal team, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said he would speak with the lead counsel, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), before issuing a statement.
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DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, was yet to reply to a text message seeking confirmation on Igboho’s arrest as at the time of filing this report.
Peter, during 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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