Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has known as on the federal government of the Republic of Benin to launch Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly referred to as Sunday Igboho, to proceed his journey.
Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Friday throughout an interactive session titled, “Sanctions on the loose: Chasing the gnat with a sledgehammer,” the elder statesman stated the secessionist didn’t commit any crime in opposition to Nigeria.
Men of the Department of State Services on July 1, 2021, raided the Ibadan, Oyo State, dwelling of the activist, killed two and arrested 12 of his aides.
Igboho later fled to the Republic of Benin the place he was arrested alongside his spouse on July 19, 2021, by the International Criminal Police Organisation on the Cadjehoun Airport in Cotonou on their method to Germany.
His spouse, Ropo, was launched and Igboho is dealing with unlawful migration expenses within the West African nation and looking for asylum to evade Federal Government request for his extradition to face allegations of stockpiling arms which he had denied.
The Nobel laureate stated Igboho’s offence was resisting tyranny of Fulani herdsmen in opposition to his individuals in Oyo State.
Soyinka stated, “I refuse to believe that Igboho committed any offence except agitating against Fulani tyranny on his people. He peacefully demonstrated his position. I can’t consider that to be decided a criminal. Agitating for secession is not a criminal act as long as it’s done peacefully. You don’t have to criminalise that.”