Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic by security operatives in the West African country.
According to Sahara Reporters, Sunday Igboho was arrested Monday night after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by Nigeria’s secret police.
“He had perfected plans to secretly escape from Nigeria through Cotonou and was heading to Germany before he was arrested,” a source told Sahara Reporters.
He was, however, nabbed by security operatives in the neighboring country.
Speaking with Sahara Reporters, a source privy to the incident, said, “Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou. He was arrested about an hour ago.
“He was supposed to travel to Germany through Cotonou this night. He wanted to leave Africa through Cotonou. He was arrested by security operatives in Cotonou.
“They are planning to bring him back to Nigeria.”
Recall that the DSS had declared Igboho wanted after its operatives carried out a bloody midnight raid on his residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Reacting to Igboho’s arrest, Pelumi Olajengbesi, one of the lawyers representing Igboho and others arrested in his House, told SaharaReporters he had not confirmed the news of Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou.
“I will contact Yomi Aliu (SAN) to verify the news,” he said.