Just In: Buratai’s ‘Letter’ the ‘Main Brain’ behind Igboho’s Arrest in Benin Republic

Sunday Igboho, the self-acclaimed Yoruba warlord and agitator for an Oodun nation, and his wife, Ropo, were said to have been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic as a result of the ‘letter’ the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd ) had earlier written to the country’s authority demanding that Igboho be apprehended as soon as he is seen within the Benin Republic domain.

This action, according to news sources, lead to the ‘abortion’ of igboho’s ‘discreet journey’ to Germany on Monday.

Igboho, who had been declared wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS), in June, after his escape during his Ibadan home raid, was said to be fleeing Nigeria to the European nation via Benin Republic, a neighbouring country to Nigeria.

An intelligence officer of Nigerian extraction in Benin, on Tuesday, told our source, PRNigeria, in confidence that, Buratai swung into action immediately Igboho was declared wanted by an undisclosed Nigerian intelligence agency.

According to the source, “the ex-Army Chief knew that Igboho has the only option of first fleeing to any neighbouring African country sharing borders with Nigeria. And as Nigeria’s ambassador to Benin, which shares several borders with Nigeria, he could not be caught napping.”

Buratai’s ‘secret letter’ to the Benin government, delivered through the Nigerian Embassy in Benin, as gathered, was what lead to the lookout for Igboho in the French speaking country and his eventual arrest, alongside with his wife, at the Cadjehoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

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