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Benin Republic ’releases’ Igboho

BENIN Republic authorities have reportedly released Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.

According to Maxwell Adeleye, a spokesman for Igboho, the activist was set free today.

In a statement on Facebook, 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.”

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Igboho (middle) with Professors Akitoye and Adeniran after he was released

Three weeks after he was declared wanted by Nigeria’s secret police, the Republican Police arrested Igboho in July last year.

Igboho was nabbed in Cotonou while trying to travel to Germany with his wife; and remained in custody until his reportedly release today.

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