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Breaking: Yoruba Nation agitator allegedly arrested in Cotonou

Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic according to PUNCH newspaper. He was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night, a top source familiar with the matter has disclosed.

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

The source told The PUNCH that Igboho will be repatriated to Nigeria on Tuesday (today). “He was arrested in Cotonou while he tried to travel out on Monday night. His destination was Germany. The security forces in Benin Republic should repatriate him to Nigeria on Tuesday,” the source said.

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

When PUNCH contacted a member of Igboho’s legal team, Pelumi Olajengbesi, He quipped to respond later after he must have spoken with the lead counsel, Yomi Aliyu (SAN).

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