- After spending months in detention at the Republic of Benin, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Ighoho, has allegedly been released
- Maxwell Adeleye, a spokesperson to Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, made the announcement via his Facebook page
- According to Adeleye, Sunday Igboho was released to Professor Banji Akintoye, the leader of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide on Monday, March 7
The Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Ighoho, has allegedly been released by the government of the Republic of Benin.
The spokesperson of the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye, announced this in a statement posted on his Facebook page on Monday, March 7.
According to Adeleye, Sunday Igboho was released on Monday to a Yoruba leader and leader of the Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Banji Akintoye and a French language expert/ Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Wale Adeniran.
He described the release of Ighoho as a "Triumph of Truth over Darkness in Yoruba Land."
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Igboho's detention misplacement of justice, Gani Adams fumes
Meanwhile, before his reported release, the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams had described the continuous detention of Igboho without trial as misplacement of justice, insisting the Benin court has no respect for human rights.
He, however, applauded the efforts of the activist's counsel, Chief Yomi Aliyyu (SAN), to seek redress from the ECOWAS court.
Iba Adams, in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 8, and sent to Legit.ng by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed disappointment at the manner with which the Republic of Benin handled Igboho's case.
Yoruba Nation: Ooni of Ife reveals what Buhari told him about Sunday Igboho
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, spoke on the continued detention of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, in the Benin Republic.
The first-class monarch in an interview published by BBC News Yoruba said Igboho rejected advice offered him by the traditional rulers sent to dialogue with him.
Ooni narrated that he met President Muhammadu Buhari over Sunday Igboho and explained the reasons behind the activist's agitation.
In his reaction, Ooni recalled that President Buhari said Igboho needs to be “calm and patient”. He said the president also asked monarchs in the southwest region to advise Igboho against moves that are against the law.