BREAKING: Sunday Igboho arrested on his way to Germany
Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, while trying to escape to Germany.
This is according to a report by The Punch, monitored by ogbomosoinsightonline.com.
Adeyemo was said to have been arrested at an airport in Cotonou yesterday night.
Igboho was arrested by the security forces in Benin Republic about three weeks after the Department of State Services (DSS) declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.
The unconfirmed report says that Igboho will be repatriated to Nigeria on Tuesday (today) from Benin Republic, one of Nigeria’s neighbouring countries in the West African sub region.
“He was arrested in Cotonou while he tried to travel out on Monday night. His destination was Germany. The security forces in Benin Republic should repatriate him to Nigeria on Tuesday,” the source said.
It will be recalled that lgboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area was on July 1, 2021, invaded by DSS operatives during which about 12 of his aides were arrested and two killed.
The Federal Government of Nigeria had placed the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country.
The Punch reports that when contacted, a member of Igboho’s legal team, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said he would speak with the lead counsel, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), and revert later.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, did not respond to a text message seeking confirmation on the matter, The Punch further reports.
Afunanya, at a briefing on July 1, 2021, had vowed that “Igboho may run as far as he can. He may hide as long as he wants…But this will be the end of his shenanigans.”