Why Benin Republic Govt Released Sunday Ighoho – Lawyer
Sunday Igboho

Freedom fighter and Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho says there are plans by the Nigerian Government of to eliminate him in Benin Republic.

Speaking through his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, in a podcast on Tuesday, Sunday Igboho said it’s extremely difficult to gain his freedom legally in Benin Republic as the country’s judicial system is in comatose.

Sunday Igboho averred that the Nigerian Government was planning to eliminate him in order to bring an end to the Yoruba Nation struggle.

He said: “The enemies are trying to eliminate Igboho. Their plan is to eliminate him so that the Yoruba Nation agenda will be silenced, but God has shown that he is above them.”

According to Koiki, the diplomatic route they took in ensuring the release of Sunday Igboho was a dead end, adding that the Benin Republic President, Talon has refused to set Igboho free.

He said he spoke with Sunday Igboho lawyer and said only the president can set the beleaguered separatist free.

“If you think the legal route is what will set Igboho free, then we are wasting our time.

“Benin Republic judicial system is not working. Look at the way his case has been prolonged.

“Now, diplomacy cannot work. We have to fight for our rights.

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“We’ve issued so many ultimata for Igboho’s release, but nothing has happened,” he added.

Igboho fled from Nigeria to Benin Republic, after the dreadful invasion of his Ibadan residence by the Department of State Service, DSS in June.

DSS had claimed it raided Igboho’s residence over allegation of the agitator stockpiling arms and ammunition.

However, the agitator was arrested at an airport in Cotonou, while trying to travel to Germany with his wife. His wife was later released but he has been incarcerated since then with little or no headway made in effort to secure his release.