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‘I Was Once Like You’ – Gani Adams Reacts As Sunday Igboho Marks Birthday In Prison


The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has reacted as Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Igboho celebrated his 49th birthday in prison.

He has called on the government of Benin Republic to unconditionally release the Yoruba Nation agitator.

Adams added that the struggle for the liberation of their race is one struggle that cannot die.

The Aare Adams made the call in a statement at the weekend titled, ‘Gani Adams congratulates Igboho on 49th birthday anniversary’ signed by his Media Assistant, Kehinde Aderemi.

It would be recalled that Igboho was arrested with his wife, Ropo, on July 19, 2021, by the Interpol at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic. This was after the Department of State Services (DSS) raided his Ibadan residence around 1am on July 1, 2021.

The Nigerian secret police then declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms to destabilize Nigeria under the pretext of Yoruba Nation, an allegation he denied.

The Cour De’appal De Cotonou of Benin Republic had ordered the release of the Germany-based wife of the activist, saying there were no allegations against her.

Aare Ona Kakanfo has now come out to state that same his past ugly experience is playing out in the case of Igboho who turned 49 on Sunday.

“And no matter the threats or injustice meted out to each and every one of us, we remain unshaken that the struggle for a just society where life is meaningful is a dream that can only become a reality in a Yorubaland.

“I once celebrated one of my birthdays in detention and in those trying moments, I felt the urge never to look back but look up to God and that actually raised my spirit that whether now or later justice will triumph. I will be set free from the bondage of injustice. And it all came to pass.

“But I am sure that he will surely be set free because the activist is not fighting a wrong cause but a cause for the liberation of our race,” the Yoruba war general said.


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