Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, higher often known as Sunday Igboho, says he has accepted his detention at a jail facility within the Republic of Benin as his “journey in life between me and God.”
On July 20, Igboho and Ropo, his spouse, have been arrested on the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou by Benin Republic’s safety forces whereas he was attempting to flee to Germany.
He was detained on the request of the Nigerian authorities, who had declared him “wanted” after raiding his residence within the Soka space of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Per week later, a Benin courtroom blocked the fast extradition of the self-determination activist to Nigeria whereas ruling that Igboho be remanded in jail pending additional judgement.
Speaking in a leaked audio obtained by SaharaReporters, the Yoruba activist stated he wasn’t afraid of being extradited to Nigeria.
He stated in Yoruba, “My journey in life is between me and my God, I have accepted my fate where I’m currently. I’m not afraid of anything again, except my God. Even if taken before the Judge, I’ll tell him I’m not afraid of him except God. He can do anything to me.
“Even if it’s Nigeria they want to take me to, I’m not afraid. At least Nnamdi Kanu is there, we are both fighting for the same cause. If they want to take me back to Nigeria, then no problem. I have been winning my cases in Nigeria, even (Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar) Malami was forced to appeal some of them. It got to a stage he claimed he wasn’t aware of DSS (Department of State Services) attack on my house. He claimed he didn’t send them.
“It wasn’t the power of the Beninese government that made me to be here, it was because God wanted it like that. And I’m sure God will soon release me from prison even if all lawyers say they are not ready to defend me again. I’m not afraid of anything or anybody again. If it’s Nigeria, let them take me there. My father was very powerful when he was alive, but he died. He and my mum were very poor. But look at me today, I’m rich.”