Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho has regained freedom from Beninese jail.

The Benin Republic Government, released Sunday Igboho on Monday to The leader of Ilana Omo Oodua worldwide Prof. Banji Akintoye according to statement released by the group’s spoke person Maxwell Adeleye.

The 49-year-old separatist finally gains freedom after 231 days in the custody. He was arrested following his arrest on July 19, 2021, at Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on the way to Germany.

Although Sunday Igboho has been released, he will remain in Benin Republic until further notice. He was freed on medical grounds after months of diplomatic meetings with the government of President Patrice Talon by Yoruba monarchs and others at home and in the Diaspora, according to Akintoye’s spokesperson.

“The Yoruba Nation activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Igboho, has been released by the Government of Republic of Benin.

“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, Prof. Banji Akintoye, and a French Language expert/Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Prof. Wale Adeniran,” according to a statement by Akintoye’s camp.

Sunday Igboho fled Nigeria after the deadly raid on his residence on July 2, 2021, by the Department of State Services, DSS, which left 2 persons dead and others detained.

He was declared wanted by the DSS for allegedly stockpiling of arms to destabilize Nigeria, an allegation which he repeatedly denied.

Igboho escaped to the neighboring Benin Republic in July 2021 and was arrested by the Interpol around 8pm on July 19, 2021, at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, as he was about to board a Germany-bound aircraft.

Mr. Sunday Igboho had been on a loggerhead with the Nigerian Government over his agitation for a the creation of a Yoruba nation. He began agaitating for self determination of the Yoruba people in Nigeria, due to increased insecurity and influx of Fulani Militias from across Africa, into Nigeria.

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