Yoruba Nation agitator and activist, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, and his wife, Ropo, have been released by the Benin Republic authorities, barely 24 hours after they were arrested at the Cotonou airport.
This was according to a self-determination group identified as Yoruba Nation Global Directorate (YNGD).
The group, in a statement on Tuesday by its Director, Adeola Olamijulo, claimed that Igboho and his wife were already on their way to Germany, where they planned to relocate after the Directorate of State Security (DSS) attacked their home in Soka axis of Ibadan, Oyo State, killed two persons, arrested 13 others and declared him wanted.
While commending the Benin Republic government for yielding to Nigerians demands not to extradite Sunday Igboho back to Nigeria, Olamijulo said the swift intervention of Nigerians including those in the Benin Republic fast-track the release from detention.
“The Yoruba Nation Global Directorate has expressed its appreciation to the government and people of Benin Republic for their intervention in the release of the human rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho,” the statement reads in part.
However, this development is yet to be confirmed by Igboho’s media aide, Olayomi Koiki.