Protest Rocks Ibadan As Agbekoyas Demand Igboho’s Release




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The Agbekoya Solidarity Movement of Nigeria have taken to the streets in Ibadan, Oyo State, to call for the immediate release of Yoruba Nation activist Sunday Igboho.

In a video shared by BBC Pidgin, the protesters started the protest from Mapo Hall in Ibadan, carrying placards boldly demanding the release of Igboho whom they claimed was fighting for their rights.

Some of the inscriptions on the placards read: “Back to the 1960 national constitution”, “Free free free Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho. He is not a criminal”, and “Agricultural revolution and safety for farmers now”.

Igboho was arrested alongside his wife in Cotonou, Benin Republic by security operatives in the West African country on July 19 after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS).

The DSS had declared Igboho wanted after its operatives carried out a bloody raid on his residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, killing two people and arresting 12 aides but Igboho escaped.

Calls for the release of Igboho have been on the increase lately.

Some days ago, a Nigerian-American philanthropist, Toyin Dawodu urged the Benin Republic government to immediately release Igboho from detention.

Also, some weeks ago, Igboho’s lawyer, Yomi Alliyu pleaded with the government of Benin Republic to immediately release the activist for urgent medical attention overseas.

Olayomi Koiki, Igboho’s spokesperson had also said his principal was in urgent need of medical attention