The capture of Sunday Igboho | How it happened
21 days after being declared wanted by the Nigerian Government, Sunday Igboho was apprehended in the Benin Republic’s capital, Cotonou.
According to a reliable source, the Yoruba nation activist arrest happened at a Cotonou airport.
This happened on Monday evening while trying to travel to Germany.
While the Nigeria Government is yet to speak on the arrest, the questions in the mind of most Nigerians is “Who is next”?.
Who is Sunday Igboho?
Sunday Adeyemo raised in Igboho, Oke Ogun, Nigeria, but his parents later moved him to Modakeke, Osun State.
He began his career as a motorbike mechanic before moving into the vehicle business sector.
He now sells vehicles and founded Adeson Business Concept.
Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, is a respected person in Igboho, a city in Oke-Ogun, Oyo State.
Also, he is an entrepreneur, businessman, and spoke-man for the people.
Mr Igboho, who was titled after his birthplace, came to prominence in the 1997.
This is coming after his participation in Modakeke-Ife societal conflict where he was a key figure.
Many people say Mr Igboho possesses spiritual powers that make him a strong adversary. In addition, he is the Renowned Akoni Oodua and the CEO of Adeson International Business Concept Ltd.
Mr Adeyemo gained public attention in October after he seized the national independence day to demand the formation of a separate Yoruba country.
On January 15, Sunday Igboho and his followers storm the Fulani Settlement in Igangan to deliver a seven-day departure warning.
He told the Fulani herdsmen to depart Igangan, as well as every other Yoruba area.
He challenged Saliu Kadri, the Sarkin Fulani, and gave him a political community warning.
How did they capture him?
Reports of Igboho’s arrest made the rounds on Monday evening.
According to unconfirmed reports, he had finalized arrangements to quietly flee Nigeria through Cotonou and was on his way to Germany.
Eventually, he arrested by the Beninise authorities at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou.
Remember that Igboho was proclaimed wanted by the Division of State Services. It came following a deadly night time search on his home in Ibadan’s Soka neighbourhood.
One of Sunday Igboho’s lawyers said his client’s detention by Benin Country authorities would have been unlikely if he had not surrendered himself to authorities.
The mission was effective, according to Pelumi Olajengbesi, since his client aimed at making himself vulnerable to the authorities.
He went on to say that they are doing everything they can to make sure Mr Igboho is okay.