Protesters have stormed the streets of Ibadan, Oyo State, to demand the release of the Sunday Igboho who was reportedly arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Federal Government of Nigeria through INTERPOL got Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho and his wife, who is a German citizen, arrested on Monday night, July 19, at an airport in neigboring Benin Republic while trying to catch a flight to Germany.
Leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), Banji Akintoye, who confirmed the arrest of Igboho, said he and other Yoruba leaders are “currently working to provide assistance” to prevent his extradition from Benin Republic.
Photos from the protest on Wednesday, showed a crowd building up close to Igboho’s Soka residence. They carried placards and chanted freedom songs.
Some of the inscriptions on the placards read; ”Free Igboho Now Now’‘ ”Free Oloye Sunday Igboho Now”
Sunday Igboho’s media aide, Olayomi Koiki had earlier disclosed that there would be a protest on Wednesday afternoon at the freedom fighter’s residence in Ibadan.
He said, “Please we beg all agitators to converge at Chief Sunday Igboho’s house for a peaceful demonstration to show the world the kind of person he is as one of the conditions given for his release.
“Please let’s all be at his house in Soka, Ibadan, before 12 o’clock today, thanks and God bless Yoruba nation now.”
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