Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been released from detention in the Republic of Benin after two years of legal battles.
Igboho, a prominent Yoruba Nation agitator and separatist, confirmed his release in an exclusive statement to the Nigerian Tribune.
This development marks a pivotal moment in the ongoing struggle for Yoruba sovereignty, as Igboho has been at the forefront of the movement advocating for the Yoruba people’s self-determination.
Igboho’s troubles began when he declared the Yoruba Nation’s sovereignty and launched a campaign to address security challenges in Yorubaland, particularly targeting killer herdsmen and kidnappers.
This bold move drew the attention of the Nigerian government, leading to a manhunt by the Department of State Services (DSS).
In a dramatic turn of events, the DSS raided Igboho’s residence in Ibadan, Nigeria, and recovered illegal arms, including seven AK-47 rifles and a substantial cache of ammunition.
Faced with this mounting pressure, Igboho fled to Cotonou, Benin Republic, where he was subsequently arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport while attempting to flee to Germany.
After two years of legal proceedings and complying with the necessary bail conditions, Sunday Igboho has regained his freedom.
He expressed his readiness to return to Nigeria and visit any country worldwide.