Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has regained his freedom after being held in protective custody in the Republic of Benin.
Ignoho’s lawyer, Yomi Aliyu, who confirmed his release, said the embattled agitator is already on his way to Germany.
Recall that Igboho fled from Nigeria in July 2021 following a nocturnal invasion of his Ibadan residence by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS)
The DSS claimed they discovered AK-47 rifles, pump-action guns, and 5,000 rounds of ammunition, charms, and other weapons in his house.
Recall that Igboho, alongside his wife, Ropo was arrested in July 2021 in Cotonou, Benin Republic, and detained at the request of the Nigerian government.
He fled Nigeria after the Department of State Services (DSS) raided his residence in Ibadan, Oyo state on July 1.
Igboho had planned a “Yoruba nation rally” in Lagos two days before the raid.
The raid led to the death of two people while 12 of his aides were arrested.
The DSS had alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons and subsequently declared him wanted.
Attempts by the Nigerian government to repatriate him to Nigeria after his arrest were unsuccessful.
His wife was later released by the Benenise authorities.
Igboho was arraigned at the Court D’Apeal in Cotonou and was detained in a prison facility in the country.
The charges against him bordered on arms smuggling, inciting violence, and calling for a secession of the Yoruba from the Nigerian state.
Igboho and his lawyers denied all allegations levelled against him.
However, fresh allegations bordering on illegal entry and criminal association were levelled against him at the Benin Republic court.
In March 2022, he was released from prison to his medical practitioners under the agreement that he should not leave the medical centre or Cotonou for any reason.