The besieged agitator of the Yoruba nation, Sunday Adeyemo, commonly known as Sunday Igboho, has alleged a plot to eliminate him in the Republic of Benin.
The 49-year-old agitator was arrested by members of the Criminal Brigade on July 19 in Cotonou. Despite efforts to get him released, checks from The Nation show he spent more than 161 days in custody.
Olayomi Koiki, spokesperson for Igboho, in a podcast followed by our reporter on Tuesday evening, alleged that Beninese President Patrice Talon was working with the federal government to extradite Igboho to Nigeria.
He said: “So many people have heard rumors in the last 24/48 hours. We know that Almighty God is watching. “If they try, they can’t be successful. If they plan evil against Professor Banji Akintoye and others, they are only trying, but the power of God is greater. “The enemies are trying to eliminate him (Igboho).
Their plan is to eliminate him so that the Yoruba Nation’s agenda is silenced, but God has shown that he is above them.
“If you think the legal route is what will liberate Igboho, then we are wasting our time.
“The judicial system in the Republic of Benin is not functioning. Look at the way his affair has gone on.
“I spoke with our lawyer in Benin, and he told me that only the president can release him. “Now diplomacy cannot work.
We must fight for our right. “See the way they killed MKO Abiola, Funsho Williams – they were killed unfairly.
“We issued so many ultimatums for Igboho’s release, but nothing happened.”