Video: Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Igboho Regains Freedom in Benin Republic, Reveals Next Move

Video: Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Igboho Regains Freedom in Benin Republic, Reveals Next Move

  • After two years and three months in detention in the Republic of Benin, Sunday 'Igboho' Adeyemo has regained freedom
  • The frontline Yoruba Nation agitator was arrested in July 2021 while trying to board a flight to Germany to escape from the authorities
  • It was confirmed that Igboho was freed on Sunday, October 8, after meeting all his bail conditions for his release

Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday 'Igboho' Adeyemo has been freed from detention in the Republic of Benin.

According to PM News, this development was confirmed by the leader of the Yoruba Nation Group, Professor Banji Akintoye.

Sunday Igboho
Sunday Igboho was arrested in July 2021 while trying to leave for Germany. Photo Credit: Facebook
Source: UGC

Prof Akintoye revealed that Igboho regained freedom on Sunday, October 8 and would be heading to Germany to join his family after two years and three months in detention.

The pragmatic and agitative Igboho was arrested in July 2021 while he was on the verge of boarding a flight to Germany just weeks after he had survived a brutal assault by security agents at his residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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After the tragic incident, the Department of State Security (DSS) declared him wanted as he managed to leave the country for Benin, where he had wanted to board a flight to Germany.

Sunday Igboho confirms freedom

After his release from detention in Benin, Igboho confirmed his freedom, noting that he had fulfilled the legal conditions attached to his bail and would return to Nigeria soon.

According to The Nigerian Tribune, he said:

“I can confirm to you that I am now free to come back to Nigeria. There is no legal encumbrance again.
"Even though I have been living in Cotonou for some time, I can confirm to you categorically that I have now secured the liberty to leave Cotonou for Nigeria.”

In a video released on social media, Igboho extended his profound gratitude to all those who had supported him during his travail and detention in Benin.

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He specifically mentioned Yoruba monarchs and activists, such as Professor Banji Akintoye and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for their support while he stayed in Cotonou.

Also reacting to the release of Mr Igboho when contacted by, the President of the Yoruba Council Worldwide, Aare Oladotun Hassan, commended the government of the Republic of Benin and other Yoruba leaders for being instrumental to the release of the Yoruba Nation agitator.

He said:

"We believe that every man has social justice rights, the freedom of expression, and it is in the light of these that we like to also equally guide Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho to see reason on the need to build a fraternal relationship with the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
"This not because we're Yorubas but because all hands must be on deck to rebuild and reconstruct the Nigeria of our dream."

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Mike Ozekhome: Kidnappers of Atiku's lawyer get 20 years imprisonment

In another development, two convicts, Kelvin Oniarah and Frank Azuekor, have been sentenced to 20 years for kidnapping Atiku Abubakar's lawyer, Prof. Mike Ozekhome.

It was gathered that the convicts have been in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) since 2013.

The judgment was delivered by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja ruled on Friday, October 6.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email:

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