The lawyer of Sunday Igboho, Yomi Alliyu, has reacted to social media reports claiming that the Yoruba nation agitator has flown to Germany after he was allegedly released from custody.
But a former commissioner in Osun state, Professor Wale Adeniran, told the press on Tuesday, July 20, that Igboho’s lawyers confirmed to him that the activist is still being held by the authorities in Cotonou, Benin Republic, The Nation reported.
Adeniran dismissed the trending reports claiming that the agitator had been released and flown to Germany.
“I have just spoken with his lawyer. The lawyer has visited the location where he (Igboho) is been held. He was not allowed to see him (Igboho) but they confirmed to him that they are holding him in that location. “He was asked to come back tomorrow (Wednesday) by 8:00am to see him.”
This is even coming after a group based abroad, Yoruba UK Governing Body, urged the German Ambassador in Cotonou, Hans-Jorg Neumann, to stop the Governments of Benin Republic and Nigeria from extraditing Yoruba Nation activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho to the office of the Department of State Services in Abuja.
The group made this known in a letter co-signed by its Executive Council Chief Officer, Adebayo Odusanya; and its Independent Council Chief Officer, Isaac Okebiorunkosi. The letter was titled, ‘Re: Urgent help for German resident innocently arrested abroad’.
The Federal Government of Nigeria through INTERPOL got Igboho and his wife, Ropo, who is a German citizen, arrested on Monday night at an airport in Benin Republic, one of Nigeria’s neighbouring countries in the West African sub-region.
Igboho was arrested while he tried to catch a flight to Germany with his wife.