Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho is said to have been arrested by security agents in Cotonou, Benin Republic. According to several reports he was said to have been arrested at an airport in Cotonou Monday night. According to the Nation newspaper, One of his loyalists said Mr. Adeyemo had a Benin Republic passport and was on his way to Germany before he was arrested on Monday night.
“It would have been difficult for authorities to arrest him outside the country. He had a German passport with 10-years validity “Forget the insinuations and reports that his location was tracked in Nigeria, it was difficult for intelligence sources to track his location, he has been in an undisclosed location in Benin Republic since about two weeks.”
In the same vein, a lawyer by the name, Pelumi Olajengbesi, who is one of Sunday Igboho’s lawyers has debunked viral reports that the freedom fighter was arrested by security operatives at an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic, while trying to escape to Germany.
He said the stories of the arrest were cooked up by the Directorate of State Services (DSS) to cover up its inability to arrest Igboho, said his client willingly surrendered himself to the Nigerian government for the sake of peace and safety of his supporters and family.
He reacted to the rumored arrest on Tuesday via his Facebook page, said there was no way the DSS could have arrested Igboho after so many failed attempts.
“Igboho was not arrested in the true sense of the word. Yes, he is with the security services, I can confirm that but contrary to the DSS’s cooked up stories, he was the one who surrendered himself for the sake of peace.
Sunday Igboho was declared wanted by the DSS on July 1 after he escaped a raid on his residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State, where 12 of his aides were arrested while two were shot dead.
While declaring him wanted, the DSS spokesman, Peter Afunnaya, had advised Igboho to turn himself in to the nearest security agency.