Finally, Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Igboho arrested in Cotonou 




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Abuja – Yoruba agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as , has been arrested Cotonou, Benin , The PUNCH has learnt.

He was arrested at an Cotonou on Monday night, a top source familiar with the matter told our correspondent.

Igboho was arrested by the security Benin about three weeks after the Department State declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.

The source told The PUNCH that Igboho would be repatriated to Nigeria on Tuesday (today) from Benin , one Nigeria’s neighbouring countries in the West African sub .

“He was arrested in Cotonou while he tried to travel out on Monday night. His destination was . The security in Benin Republic should repatriate him to Nigeria on Tuesday,” the source said.

The Nigerian secret police had raided Igboho’s residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 his aides and two of them in a gun duel.

The 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), to verify the report.

DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, did not respond to a text message seeking confirmation on the matter. Afunanya at a briefing on July 1, 2021, had vowed that “Igboho run as far as he can. He hide as long as he wants…But this will be the end of his shenanigans.”

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