Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho will remain in the Benin Republic despite his release from prison on Monday, March 7, 2022.
Igboho was set free by the Beninois authority after spending close to eight months in their prison.
The Beninoise government revealed that Igboho was granted freedom so that he can attend to his health challenges.
The activist is, however, barred from leaving the country as his movement his restricted to the francophone country.
Igboho travails in Benin Republic started in July 2021 when he was arrested at a Cotonou airport while trying to to escape to Germany.
He was accused of using a fake Benin Republic passport to facilitate his journey from the country.
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Recall that Igboho had earlier fled Nigeria after operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) raided his home in same July of 2021.
It was reported that the DSS shot some of the occupants the house, made arrests and uncovered weaponry.
According to a statement signed by Maxwell Adeleye, the secretary of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Igboho was released to Prof Banji Akintoye and Prof Wale Adeniran.
According to the statement, Akintoye described Ighoho’s release as a “triumph of truth over darkness in Yoruba land.”
However, lead counsel to Igboho, Olusegun Falola, while confirming his release said the political agitator would remain in Benin Republic despite his release.
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Falola said, “Sunday Adeyemo will remain in Benin Republic for now. He will remain in Benin Republic till the political atmosphere is calm because he is a political prisoner.
“Though Igboho has been released from custody, he will not be permitted to leave Benin Republic for now. He will be moving around with security agents till the time is ripe for him to leave.”