The Yoruba Nation agitator and human rights activist Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Ighoho has been released by the Government of Benin Republic.
According to statistics, the 49-year-old agitator has spent over 231 days in Benin Republic prison counting from the day of his on July 19, 2021 till today the day of his release on the 7th of March, 2022.
Many supporters have lamented the continuous detention of Igboho ‘without trial’.
The legal battle to either extradite Igboho to Nigeria or free him has witnessed a series of dramatic twists and turns.
A terse statement on Monday by the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, confirmed Igboho’s release.
The Communications Secretary to Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye, explained Igboho was released to Professor Banji Akintoye and a French Language Expert/ Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Wale Adeniran.
Akintoye described the release of Ighoho as a “Triumph of truth over darkness in Yoruba land.”