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BREAKING: Benin Republic Police arrests Sunday Igboho

The Benin Republic Police has arrested the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in Cotonou.

A source privy to his departure from Nigeria told SaharaReporters that he had perfected plans to secretly escape from Nigeria through Cotonou and was heading to Germany.

He was however arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night by security operatives in the neighboring country.

Igboho’s arrest came about three weeks after the Department of State Services (DSS) declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms in his house among other allegeations.

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The source 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.”

The Nigerian secret police had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 of his aides and killed two of them in a gun duel.

The Federal Government of Nigeria had placed the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country.

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.

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