The Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo (well known as Sunday Ighoho), has been released by the Government of Republic of Benin.
In a statement on Monday, the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide said the activist was released to its leader, Prof. Banji Akintoye and his deputy. Prof. Wale Adeniran.
The statement, issued by Ilana Omo Oodua’s spokesperson, Mr Maxwell Adeleye was titled, “Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo Ighoho released to Yoruba leader, Banji Akintoye; French language expert, Adeniran by the Benin Republic Government”.
The statement quoted Akintoye as describing the release of Ighoho as a ‘triumph of truth over darkness in Yorubaland’.
Details of his release were sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
Igboho, who escaped from a deadly raid on his Ibadan residence by the operatives of the Department of State Service on 1st July 1, last year, was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic on his way to Germany on 19th July together with his wife, Ropo.