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Yoruba Nation Has Allegedly Brokered Release Of Sunday Igboho With Beninese Government

by Anita Ogona

Arrested Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Igboho has been allegedly released. This is coming after Western diplomats mount pressure on Benin authorities succumb to pressure

Sources said his release was partly due to Western countries involving Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the United States mounting intense pressure on the Government of Benin Republic not to hand over Chief Sunday Adeyemo, (Igboho) to the Nigerian authorities.

Sources in Cotonue hinted Irohinoodua that the Ambassadors of some Western nations reached out to the authorities of Benin Republic asking him not to hand over Chief Adeyemo to the Nigerian government. They hinge their arguments on strong suspicion that Igboho will not get justice if returned to his home country. that Igboho is on his way to Germany where he is expected to meet his family members.

Another source said  “We thank Beninese Government for standing by Yorùbá Nation” – YNGD*

The Yoruba Nation Global Directorate has expressed its appreciation to the government and people of Benin Republic for their intervention in the release of the human rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho.

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon signed by its Director,  Princess Adeola Atayero Olamijulo, she expressed gratitude to all those whose prayers, called and participated in the release of the activist.

She thanked all the *Beninese lawyers* in *Cotonou* who promptly stepped into the matter for their support.

Chief Adeyemo is on his way to his destination.

Chief Adeyemo is on his way to his destination.

Otunba Demola Edwards

Directorate Coordinator for Information

Yoruba Parapo

Earlier today a renowned historian, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye The statement titled, ‘Ighoho: says There’s A Strong Possibility That Extradition Request Of Nigerian Government May Be Rejected By Benin Republic – Akintoye,’ was signed by him and made available to newsmen by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye. It read in part, “I received last night the troubling information that Chief Sunday Adeyemo fondly called Igboho had been arrested at the Cotonou Airport.

He called on all Yoruba people “within and beyond the shores of Nigeria to come out and ensure that their ancestral land is not defeated by invaders.”

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