Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly generally 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 means of Cotonou and was heading to Germany.
He was, nonetheless, nabbed by safety operatives within the neighboring nation.
Speaking with SaharaReporters, a supply aware of the incident, mentioned, “Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou. He was arrested about an hour ago.
“He was speculated to journey to Germany by means of Cotonou this night time. He wished to go away Africa by means of Cotonou. He was arrested by safety operatives in Cotonou.
“They are planning to bring him back to Nigeria.”
Recall that the Department of State Services had declared Igboho wished 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.
“Those cheering and eulogizing him may appeal to or advice 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 legislation.”
Pelumi Olajengbesi, one of the lawyers representing Igboho and others arrested in his House, told SaharaReporters he had not confirmed the news of Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou.
“I’ll contact Yomi Aliu (SAN) to confirm the information,” he mentioned.