Popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho, has reportedly been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that Igboho was arrested by security forces at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night, a top source familiar with the matter told The Punch.
Igboho’s arrest comes just 20 days after his Ibadan home was raided by operatives of the Department of State Services. Twelve of his aides were arrested while two others were killed during the raid.
The DSS went on to declare him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he denied.
The source told The Punch that Igboho will be repatriated to Nigeria on Tuesday (today) from Benin Republic, one of Nigeria’s neighbouring countries in the West African sub region.
“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 President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government had placed the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the shores of the country.