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Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Although security agents in the country are yet to confirm the arrest, renowned historian and leader of the Umbrella Body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Professor Banji Akintoye, in a statement on Monday, confirmed the incident.
“I received last night the troubling information that Chief Sunday Adeyemo fondly called Igboho had been arrested at the Cotonou Airport,” Akintoye said.
According to The Punch, Igboho was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night by the security forces in Benin Republic while trying to flee to Germany.
“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.
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The Department of State Services (DSS) had earlier asked Igboho to turn himself to security officials as the agency confirmed it has launched a manhunt for the Yoruba nation agitation.
This was after the security agents raided his residence in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
They also declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.
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