Sunday Igboho regains freedom in Benin after two years.
Sunday Adeyemo, commonly known as Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba nation agitator, has been liberated from Beninese authorities.
The embattled agitator stated on Sunday that he was now legally free to depart Cotonou, Benin Republic’s capital, for Nigeria and other nations.
“I am now free to return to Nigeria and visit any country in the world. I have fulfilled all the legal conditions attached to my bail a few years back and I am coming home to Nigeria, my country of origin, any moment from now.
“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,” Adeyemo told the Nigerian Tribune on Sunday.
He was released after a two-year trial by the Beninese authorities.
Recall that sunday igboho sparked uproar when he declared the Yoruba Nation’s sovereignty in March 2021.
He launched a campaign to drive killer herdsmen and kidnappers out of the South-West states before appealing to Yoruba living in Hausa/Fulani or Igbo territory to return home.
He escaped Nigeria, however, in July 2021, following a midnight invasion on his Ibadan apartment by Department of State Services operatives.
At least one person was killed in the attack, and some of his things were vandalised.
During the invasion, the DSS said that seven AK-47 rifles, pump-action guns, 5,000 rounds of ammunition, charms and other weapons were found from his flat.
In August 2022, the Court of Appeal overturned the judgement.
He was later apprehended at Cotonou’s Cardinal Bernardin International Airport while attempting to flee to Germany.
Attempts by the Federal Government of former President Muhammadu Buhari to repatriate him to Nigeria were futile.