Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as “Sunday Igboho” and a Yoruba Nation activist, has been released by the Republic of Benin Government based on health grounds. Reports says that Sunday Igboho released on health grounds was the decision of the Republic of Benin Government
Ilana Omo Oodua, which happens to be the umbrella body of the Yoruba Self-Determination Groups Worldwide, announced this in a statement on Monday.
The statement issued by Ilana Omo Oodua’s spokesperson, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, was titled, “Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo Ighoho released to Yoruba leader, Banji Akintoye; French language expert, Adeniran by the Benin Republic Government.”
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Professor Akintoye described the release of Ighoho as a “triumph of truth over darkness in Yorubaland.”
Sunday Igboho’s counsel, Mr. Yomi Alliyu, SAN, explained that he was released based on health grounds and is to attend a hospital in the Benin Republic.
His counsel also emphasized that “Sunday Igboho has not been released, he was only released to be taken to the hospital. The last time we spoke, I told you that we are making arrangements to take care of his health. So, he was released based on health grounds.”
Sunday Igboho, the Yoruba Nation activist, was said to have escaped from a deadly raid on his Ibadan residence by the Department of State Service operatives on July 1, 2021. Still, he was arrested in the Benin Republic on his way to Germany on July 19, together with his wife, Ropo. However, his wife, Ropo, was released earlier than now.