Soyinka Meets Igboho In Benin Republic (Photos)

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has met with Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Ighoho.

The meeting took place on Sunday, however the details are still sketchy as at the time of filing this report.

The leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Banji Akintoye, as well as his deputy, Prof Wale Adeniran, were also present at the meeting.

Igboho, who was arrested in the West African country in mid-2021 had spent more than five months in custody before he was freed to leave the cell but not the country.

Soyinka said he had always wanted to see Igboho, to “sympathise with his predicament”.

The Nobel laureate, who was seen at the Seme border around 12pm on Sunday, was observed crossing to Cotonou, the commercial capital of Benin Republic. 

He was reportedly mobbed by a crowd while waiting to complete immigration formalities and repeatedly asked where he was headed. 

His response was that he was on a visit to the Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Igboho to “break the Muslim fast with him.” 

Reminded that neither he nor Ighoho was a Muslim, he asserted that it made no difference. He said he had wished to see Igboho, so as to sympathise with his predicament. 

Ramadan is as good as any other season to express non-denominational solidarity, added Soyinka.

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