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Electricity, Water Supply Didn’t Cease For 7 Months I Was In Benin Republic Prison – Sunday Igboho
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Electricity, Water Supply Didn’t Cease For 7 Months I Was In Benin Republic Prison – Sunday Igboho

Sunday Igboho Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, said he was surprised that he spent seven months in Benin prison without any power blackout or running out of water. Igboho said there would have been no reason for agitation in Nigeria if the government had developed the country and protected the lives and property of the citizens the way the government of Benin Republic had done for its people. Igboho, who spoke during a conversation with the leader of the Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof Banji Akintoye; his deputy, Prof Wale Adeniran, and a few others in the Republic of Benin, said, “Wht was the cause of my coming out and running around to go demand a better country? “If Nigeria were to be like the Benin Republic of today, what would have made me co...
Igboho Can’t Leave Benin Republic Despite Release – Lawyer
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Igboho Can’t Leave Benin Republic Despite Release – Lawyer

The Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has described the release of Chief Sunday Igboho from detention in Benin Republic as a personal liberty and a victory for those who believe in personal liberty and the right of the people to self-determination. The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Jare Ajayi, said this when contacted for his reaction to the development on Monday. Afenifere logo He said, “Afenifere and indeed Yoruba people as a whole are very happy that the Yoruba Nation agitator has been released. “Sunday Adeyemo Igboho’s release is not just for him and the Yoruba people. It is a victory indicator for all those who believe in personal liberty and the right of a given people to self-determination. “Afenifere commends Prof Banji Akintoye, Prof ...
Sunday Igboho Released From Benin Prison
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Sunday Igboho Released From Benin Prison

Popular activist, Sunday Igboho has been released. According to Maxwell Adeleye, a spokesman for Igboho, the Yoruba separatist has been set free from the custody of Benin Republic authorities. In a statement on Facebook on Monday morning, Adeleye wrote: "Yoruba Nation Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Ighoho, has been released by the Government of Republic of Benin." "The Activist was released on Monday to a Yoruba Leader and Leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Banji Akintoye and a French Language Expert/ Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Wale Adeniran." Source: Politics Nigeria
Igboho Seeks Treatment In Germany, France
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Igboho Seeks Treatment In Germany, France

Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) is critically ill, his lead counsel, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), said yesterday. Alliyu told newsmen that the embattled agitator’s health was deteriorating, saying he required urgent medical attention abroad. Igboho has been detained in Cotonou by the government of Benin Republic since July while on alleged transit journey to Europe. It was learned that the government had not filed specific charges against him. His lawyer said he had been taken to the hospital in Cotonou for medical attention. Alliyu claimed that the agitator’s body organs may have been damaged while trying to escape during the July 1 invasion of his Soka, Ibadan home by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS). “Igboho was not di...
FG Considers Fresh Charges Against Sunday Igboho
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FG Considers Fresh Charges Against Sunday Igboho

The Federal Government may file a fresh action against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (also known as Sunday Igboho), following the judgment of Oyo State High Court which awarded N20 billion in damages in his favour. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, told NAN in New York that the Federal Government may file fresh charges against the agitator. The judge, Ladiran Akintola, had awarded the money as “an exemplary and aggravated damages” against the AGF and the Department of State Services, over the invasion of Igboho’s home in Ibadan on July 1. However, Malami said the position of the Federal Government on the judgment was about “law and jurisdiction”. “As far as this matter is concerned, which court is it that has the jurisdictio...
Medical Report, Others Delay Igboho’s Bail Application
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Medical Report, Others Delay Igboho’s Bail Application

The legal team of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, is awaiting an official medical report, among other documents, to file a bail application on his behalf. One of the 11 lawyers expected to represent Igboho said members of the legal team had resolved to put up a strong bail application that would not be rejected by the court. The lawyer, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorized to speak, said, “Preliminary reports that we are getting from the medical team show that Igboho needs medical attention. They said he appears strong physically, but his state of health is not getting better. He was limping during Monday’s proceeding. “We are awaiting an official report. That is part of what we will be presenting for his bail applicatio...
Sunday Igboho Granted Access To Medical Doctors In Benin Republic   
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Sunday Igboho Granted Access To Medical Doctors In Benin Republic   

Embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, has been granted permission to seek medical care which gives his doctors access to him in custody. The permission was granted by the Cour De’Appel De Cotonou, Benin Republic, on Monday after his counsels battled to secure his bail. “The court has granted him access to medical care, although what the lawyers were fighting hard for was to secure his bail. The court is still investigating the three main allegations brought against Igboho by the Federal Government of Nigeria which claimed that Igboho is a gun runner, a terrorist and a criminal who wants to divide Nigeria. All these have yet to be proven by the Nigerian government’s lawyers,” a source stated. Recall that the Benin Republic police arrested Igboho two...
Sunday Igboho to Know Fate Monday
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Sunday Igboho to Know Fate Monday

Days after the arrest of embattled Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou Benin Republic, the legal battle which would determine his release, will be decided on Monday. The 48-year-old agitator has been in the eye of the storm since he was arrested. He is being held after he was arrested with his wife on their way to Germany on Monday night. The Nation had reported Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Southwest Governors and some other people were working behind the scenes on Igboho’s case. Some Yorubas residing in Cotonou, Republic of Benin have also expressed optimism over his possible freedom on Monday. In a virtual session on Sunday monitored by The Nation, they (Igboho’s supporters) are planning...
JUST IN: Igboho Remanded, Wife Released as Beninese Court Adjourns Hearing
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JUST IN: Igboho Remanded, Wife Released as Beninese Court Adjourns Hearing

Embattled Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has been remanded at Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou till Monday July 26. But Ropo, his wife, a German citizen, was released and the judge ordered return of her passport. Igboho, was arraigned before the Cour D’Appel De Cotonou on immigration-related offences by the government of the Benin Republic. The Nation reports Igboho and his wife have been in custody since their arrest at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou as they attempted to board a flight to Germany on Monday. They were interrogated by Beninese security operatives at the Brigade Criminelle facility between Wednesday and Thursday.
BREAKING: Yoruba Nation Agitators to Protest Igboho’s Detention in Cotonou
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BREAKING: Yoruba Nation Agitators to Protest Igboho’s Detention in Cotonou

Agitators for the secession of Yorubaland are set to protest the detention of one of the arrowheads of the movement, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, disclosed this in a notice on Facebook on Wednesday. “Emergency, emergency, emergency, emergency, please we beg all agitators to converge at Chief Sunday Igboho’s house for a peaceful demonstration to show the world the kind of person he is as one of the conditions given for his release, please let’s all be at his house in Soka, Ibadan before 12 o clock today. Thanks and God bless. Yoruba nation now now now!” Recall that Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic around 8pm on Monday. They were subsequently detained in separate cells. The Nigerian g...