The self acclaimed warlord of the Yoruba nation, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, has regained his freedom from detention in Benin Republic after months in custody.
Igboho’s release was made known in a press statement issued on Monday by Ilana Omo Odua’s spokesman, Maxwell Adeleye.
Although details of Sunday Igboho’s release is still very sketchy as at the time of this report, spokesperson Adeleye said in the statement titled, ‘Yoruba Nation Activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, Released to Yoruba Leader, Banji Akintoye; French Language Expert, Adeniran by the Benin Republic Government’, that, the “Yoruba Nation Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Ighoho, has been released by the Government of Republic of Benin.”
Adeleye further stated that,
“The Activist was released on Monday to a Yoruba Leader and Leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Banji Akintoye and a French Language Expert/ Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Wale Adeniran.”
“Akintoye described the release of Ighoho as a triumph of truth over darkness in Yorubaland.”
It is worth mentioning that, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, was arrested in Benin Republic on July 19, 2021, alongside his wife Ropo on their way to Germany after the Department of State Service (DSS) on July 1, 2021 raided his Ibadan home.
Although lives were lost during the unpleasant incident in Nigeria, and properties worth millions destroyed, the Yoruba activist was able to escape with his life; but another unfortunate episode surfaced when Sunday Igboho and his wife were arrested by the government of Benin Republic.
Although his wife was later released, Igboho has been in detention ever since, until his release was confirmed on Monday March 7, 2021.