Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Entertainment News

I Told Igboho To Stay Away Day Benin Police Searched My House – Associate Reveals

I Told Igboho To Stay Away Day Benin Police Searched My House – Associate Reveals


Sunday Igboho

According to a report by The PUNCH, a long-time associate of Yoruba Nation arrowhead, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has narrated how he told the activist to stop visiting his residence in Cotonou, Benin Republic, the day policemen came to survey his house.

The activist’s associate, who spoke on condition of anonymity, because of the nature of the matter, told The PUNCH that before Igboho’s ordeal with the Nigerian government began in January 2021, the activist usually lodged in his house each time he came to Benin Republic.

However, the source said he told the activist not to visit his place when the police in Benin Republic came to survey his house earlier in the year.

Recall that presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, had said in January that the then Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered the arrest of Igboho, who rose to prominence when he issued and enforced an ultimatum to ‘killer herders’ in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Department of State Services on February 26, 2021, attempted to arrest Igboho along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when Igboho and his supporters were on their way to meet with 93-year-old Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo, but pandemonium broke out and the DSS was unable to arrest the activist.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
See also  "I'm Having These Kids On Purpose" Nick Cannon Reveals After Welcoming 4 Children With 3 Women In 6 months

However, the DSS raided Igboho’s residence in the Soka area of Ibadan on July 1, 2021, arrested at least 12 of his associates and killed two others during the bloody raid.

Igboho narrowly escaped the raid and the secret police subsequently declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms to destabilise Nigeria under the pretext of Yoruba Nation agitation but Igboho denied the allegation.

The activist, who went underground, was, however, apprehended on Monday night in Cotonou. It was learnt that the Nigerian government had written Interpol to hunt Igboho. Igboho and his wife were arrested by Interpol at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou around 8pm on Monday while trying to catch a flight to Germany.

The PUNCH gathered that the Federal Government planned to extradite the activist on Wednesday (yesterday), but Benin Republic insisted that it would not be part of any process that was against due process.

See also  Photo Of One Of The 13 Police Officers Neutralized By Bandits In Zamfara

Igboho’s associate said everything happened so fast and the Nigerian government had been on the lookout for Igboho long ago. He also said the Nigerian government had written the government of Benin Republic to hunt Igboho.

The source said, “Before now, whenever Sunday wanted to come to Benin Republic, I was always aware. He would call me on the phone that he was coming. But since policemen came to my house to check my house, I told Sunday that ‘please you can’t stay here any longer’. Maybe because of that, Sunday didn’t inform me.

“On Monday, I heard Sunday was at the airport. I tried to call him that he was not supposed to be at the airport because Nigeria already wrote a letter to Interpol.

“Immediately, I tried to call someone at the airport to tell him to leave the place, five minutes later, I was notified by my sources in the criminal police that they arrested one Nigerian. I asked what the name was and my source told me; Sunday Adeyemo. I shouted. I asked why they did that and they said it was an order from above.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
See also  ‘I want to start Ashawo business’ – Wizkid tells Teni

Meanwhile, Igboho’s lawyers said they are in talks with the Beninise Government to stop the planned extradition of their clients to Nigeria.

A member of Igboho’s legal team, Pelumi Olajengbesi, told our correspondents that Igboho and his wife, a German citizen, were still in police custody in Cotonou and his lawyers were meeting with the government to argue their case.

He said, “The disposition of Benin Republic is that it is a country that respects the rule of law. We are making efforts that he is not repatriated wrongly to Nigeria. We are ensuring that everything is done in accordance with the law and we are very hopeful that we would succeed because we expect that there should be a repatriation hearing before they can extradite him if at all they would do that.”



Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Viral

A Nigerian man living in Brazil is currently fighting for his life after he was stabbed by his wife. Emeka ... Read more

Entertainment News

Following reports that senator, Dino Melaye and actress, Iyabo Ojo will be getting married soon, the actress has in a ... Read more

Entertainment News

After denying that he got his wealthy with the aid of Prohet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere also known as Odumeje aka Indaboski, ... Read more

Entertainment News

Popular Nigerian Cross dresser, Bobrisky won’t cease to seek attention of his fans with his controversial posts these days. Bobrisky ... Read more

Viral

A little cute baby was found by the roadside with a short note from the mother who abandoned her. According ... Read more

Entertainment News

A Nigerian man identified as Oluwa femi Bankole has taken to social media to claim that embattled actress, Funke Akindele ... Read more

Viral

A driver has reportedly abandoned a suspected coronavirus patient identified as Alex on his way from Cotonou to Nigeria, Abeokuta. ... Read more

Entertainment News

Pregnant Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson has been called out by a Nigerian man based in the United States of America ... Read more

Viral

A  viral video has captured moments a native doctor in Arondizuogu, Imo state and some elders in the village were ... Read more

Viral

Finally Prophet Odumeje, aka the lion, has revealed the source of his money and power. Recall that the controversial prophet ... Read more

News

A bad experience and sad moment for both families of one Mr Samuel Yarling and His wife. It was reported ... Read more

Entertainment News

Famous ace Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu has been confirmed as a road side beggar after a prolonged battle with stroke. ... Read more

Entertainment News

A new video making the rounds on-line captures Veteran actor, Peter Odochie hugging actress Destiny Etiko tight from behind. The ... Read more

Entertainment News

Nollywood Actress,  Onyii Alex has revealed that her fellow colleague, Alex Ekubo is begging to date her, she disclosed this ... Read more

Viral

Popular Nigerian preacher, Prophet TB Joshua who trended on social media after prophesying that the novel coronavirus will vanish Friday, ... Read more

Entertainment News

Popular Nollywood star, Destiny Etiko who recently lost her father, has finally laid her father, Etiko John Anonde to rest ... Read more

Viral

A covid-19 patient who was also pregnant and expected to give birth to her baby dead has ended up giving ... Read more

News

Nigerian US-based rapper, Speed Darlington has publicly declared his great anger on BBNaija star, Tacha. The US-based artiste accused Tacha of being ... Read more

Entertainment News

Nollywood actress turned influencer and philanthropist, Tonto Dikeh, posted her throwback picture which prompted her to glorify God for her ... Read more

Copyright © 2021 SleekGist