Yoruba Nation agitators will on Wednesday afternoon stage a protest in Ibadan to demand release of their embattled leader, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho in Benin Republic.
Igboho, who was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night, is still being held by the Beninoise authorities.
The agitators last week protested against the raid of Igboho’s residence by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and demanded release of those arrested in Igboho’s house.
An announcement by Igboho’s spokesperson, Olayomi Koiki states: “EMERGENCY EMERGENCY EMERGENCY EMERGENCY, PLEASE WE BEG ALL AGITATORS TO CONVERGE AT CHIEF SUNDAY IGBOHO 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 LETS ALL BE AT HIS HOUSE IN SOKA IBADAN BEFORE 12 O CLOCK TODAY THANKS AND GOD BLESS. YORUBA NATION NOW NOW NOW.”
This is even as Igboho’s lawyers, led by Yomi Aliu (SAN), have moved to Benin Republic where they have contracted Beninoise lawyers in readiness for a legal battle to prevent the agitator’s extradition to Nigeria.
Igboho was arrested on Monday night in the neighbouring country along with his German wife, Mrs Ropo Adeyemo while attempting to travel to Europe.
It was learnt that the involvement of his wife in the arrest got the German government intervened in the matter.
A source said: “If Germany has its way, Igboho’s extradition has to be subjected to a thorough legal process. It is claiming that Igboho must undergo a free and transparent judicial process in Benin Republic. The Federal Government is insisting that the INTERPOL statute must be respected and the suspect should be handed over immediately.
Igboho was declared wanted and put on International police (INTERPOL) watch-list by the Department of State Service (DSS) in July 1 after a raid on his Ibadan residence by “a joint security team.” Igboho escaped, but two of his guards were killed.
Thirteen others, including a female blogger, were arrested at his home and whisked to Abuja where they have been detained since without being arraigned in court.