Detained Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, AKA Sunday Ighoho, has been released by the Government of Republic of Benin.
The Yoruba Nation campaigner was released on Monday to Yoruba Nation arrowhead and leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Banji Akintoye.
The group’s Communications Secretary, Maxwell Adeleye, Akintoye described the release of Ighoho as a triumph of truth over darkness in Yorubaland.
Recall that on July 1, 2021, the Department of State Services (DSS) raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence, killed two and arrested 12 of his aides who were later released after months in detention at the secret police’s headquarters in Abuja.
Declared wanted by the DSS for allegedly stockpiling arms to destabilise Nigeria, an allegation he denied, Igboho escaped to the neighbouring francophone country in July 2021.
However, luck ran out on him and he was arrested by the Interpol at a Benin airport on July 19, 2021 when he tried to board a Germany-bound flight.
He was remanded in prison in Benin Republic since then where he was said to have faced trial for immigration-related offences, amongst others.
Receiving Igboho also was the Akintoye’s deputy, Wale Adeniran.
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