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Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo who is also known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
According to THE PUNCH, he was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night.
Igboho was arrested by the security forces in the Republic of Benin about three weeks after the Department of State Services declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has denied via the press.
The source said 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 the Benin Republic should repatriate him to Nigeria on Tuesday,” the source said.
The DSS had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence at midnight on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 of his aides, and killed two of them in a gun duel.
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.
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, however, did not respond to a text message seeking confirmation on the matter.
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.”
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