Pelumi Olajengbesi, lawyer to Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has disclosed how the Oduduwa Republic agitator was arrested.
According to Olajengbesi, Igboho was not arrested. Rather, he surrendered himself to security agents.
“Truly he was arrested and I have confirmed that. We are making efforts to ensure that he is fine. You know the Department of State Services declared him wanted.
“As a matter of fact, let me tell you now. That Sunday Igboho was arrested simply because he wanted to make himself available to the government. If not, Sunday Igboho is not someone who can be arrested that way. But because he believes that the journey to justice for the Yoruba people and for the Nigerian state to be able to live in peace may be needed for him to be available, that was why,” he told newsmen on Tuesday.
Igboho was arrested by security operatives in an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic, while trying to flee to Germany.
Efforts are said to be ongoing towards repatriating him to Nigeria.
It has emerged that Benin Republic may block the extradition of arrested Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, to Nigeria.
Igboho was apprehended at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night, while attempting to flee to Germany.
Professor Emeritus Banji Akintoye, the leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), confirmed to The Nation Yoruba Patriots are working hard to provide assistance for Ighoho towards preventing his extradition to Nigeria because “Benin Republic is a land that respects the rules of law”.
He called on all Yoruba people within and beyond the shores of Nigeria to ensure their ancestral land is not defeated by invaders.
“I received last night the troubling information that Chief Sunday...
Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe has revealed her Islamic name as she joins the Muslim faithful to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The actress took to her Instagram page to share an adorable photo of herself dooning in a Muslim outfit stating she is Hajia Minnah.
Mercy Aigbe also prayed for her Muslim fans and followers to experience unlimited advancement, blessings and happiness that will lift them high.
The Eid-el-Kabir teaches and reminds Muslims of the meaning of sacrifice, love, and forbearance with God and relationships with one another concerning the stories of Prophets Ibrahim and Ishmael.
Mercy Aigbe wrote: Hajia Minnah. Barka da Sallah to all my brothers and sisters in Islam ! May you experience, unlimited advancement, undiluted growth, blessings that...
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has insisted he has no plan to run as the Vice presidential candidate to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
There have been speculations that Jonathan and Malami will contest in the 2023 presidential election as a pair.
But speaking through his media aide, Dr Bashir Gwandu on Monday, Malami described the rumour as pigment of some person’s imagination.
He made it clear that he never discussed such aspirations with anybody and had not shown interest in any political post.
"2023 is still very far to even talk about it, the attorney has never indicated interest to stand for election with anybody. He advised members of the public to be wary of...