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Igboho: Afenifere reacts, lawyer shares details on why Yoruba nation activist cannot leave Benin Republic

  • Earlier, Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Igboho was released from Benin Republic detention on health grounds
  • Meanwhile, despite his release, he cannot leave the country but Afenifere, reacting to the development, felt that this step is a step in the right direction.
  • However, his lead attorney has detailed why Igoho cannot leave the country for any reason.

Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Ighoho, the agitator of the Yoruba nation, was released on Monday March 7 by the government of the Republic of Benin.

However, Igboho will not leave Cotonou, Republic of Benin, despite being released from detention in the country.

His lawyer, Chief Yomi Aliyyu (SAN), told The Punch on Monday.

The Yoruba Nation activist cannot leave the Republic of Benin despite his release. Photo credit: Sunday Igboho
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According to Aliyyu, Igboho was handed over to his doctors with the agreement that he would not leave Cotonou under any circumstances.

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He said:

“I must inform you that Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho Oosa has been released to his doctors under an agreement that he should not leave the medical center or Cotonou for any reason.

“Praise should be given to two eminent Yoruba personalities namely; Prof Wole Soyinka and Prof (Banji) Akintoye, for this turnaround in our client’s case.

Afenifer reacts

The Pan Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has called the release of Chief Sunday Igboho from detention in the Republic of Benin a personal freedom and a victory for those who believe in personal freedom and the people’s right to self-determination.

Afenifere National Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi said:

“Afenifere and indeed the Yoruba people as a whole are very happy that the agitator of the Yoruba nation has been freed.”

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Meanwhile, ahead of his release, Yorubaland’s Aareonakakanfo, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, described Igboho’s continued detention without trial as a misplacement of justice, insisting that the Benin court fails to uphold the human rights.

He, however, applauded the efforts of the activist’s lawyer, Chief Yomi Aliyyu (SAN), to seek redress from the ECOWAS tribunal.

In a statement released on Tuesday, February 8 and sent to by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, Iba Adams expressed his disappointment with the way the Republic of Benin handled the Igboho case.

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Earlier, reported that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II spoke out on the continued detention of Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Igboho in Benin Republic.

In an interview published by BBC News Yoruba, the first-class monarch said Igboho had rejected advice offered by traditional rulers sent to dialogue with him.

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Ooni said he met President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Igboho and explained the reasons behind the activist’s unrest.

In his reaction, Ooni recalled that President Buhari had said that Igboho should be “calm and patient”. He said the president had also asked the monarchs of the southwestern region to advise Igboho against measures that are against the law.