Igboho arrested while attempting to escape to Germany


Yoruba Nation agitator, Mr. Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic,

According to Punch, a source disclosed that Igboho was apprehended at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night while attempting to travel to Germany.

Igboho was arrested by the security forces in Benin Republic about three weeks ago after the Department of State Services (DSS) declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.

The source said Igboho will be repatriated to Nigeria on today (Tuesday) from Benin Republic.

“He was arrested in Cotonou while he tried to travel out on Monday night. His destination was Germany. The security forces in Benin Republic should repatriate him to Nigeria on Tuesday,” the source said.

Recall that the DSS had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 of his aides and killed two of them in a gun battle.

The federal government placed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country.

There was no official statement on the arrest as of the time of filing this report.


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