Yoruba Nation campaigner, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Ighoho has been released in Benin Republic, CHECKPOINTCHARLEY has learnt.
Igboho, who had in the custody of the Beninese government since July 19, 2021, was released on Monday to Yoruba Nation leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Banji Akintoye.
In a statement by the group’s Communications Secretary, Maxwell Adeleye, Akintoye described the release of Ighoho as a triumph of truth over darkness in Yorubaland.
Yomi Alliyu, the counsel to Igboho, has also confirmed his release from prison.
In a statement on Monday, Alliyu said Igboho entered an agreement not to leave the medical centre or Cotonou “for any reason”.
“Praises should be given to two prominent Yoruba personalities to wit: Prof. Wole Soyinka and Prof. Akintoye for this turn around in our client’s matter”, he noted.
Igboho and wife, Ropo fled Nigeria after the authorities declared him wanted for treasonable charges.
They were arrested by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou while attempting to go to Germany.
Th court in Benin Republic had been extended Igboho’s stay in prison by six months after spending the initial six months in custody.