· How helicopter to bring activist back to Nigeria was stopped.
Mr. Yomi Aliyu (SAN), the lawyer to Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has narrated how he was to be flown to Nigeria on a waiting helicopter, after being arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Aliyu who spoke during ‘Frank Talk’ a radio talk programme on Rave FM, said one of Igboho’s brother travelling with him before he was arrested was the one bundled into the plane heading to Germany, not Sunday.
He said: “As at today (Wednesday) Sunday Igboho is still in police detention in Benin Republic, specifically in Cotonou.
“While they were fighting with the brother, he was bundled back into the plane heading to Germany; he was the one in Germany now, not Igboho.
“He was already in the plane in Cotonou on his way to Germany with his wife and his brother was there too. Somebody fingered him out that he is a wanted person.
“He was brought down with the wife and brother and a fracas ensued because he was to be flown to Nigeria by a standby helicopter.
“But the wife and the brother put up a fight and started shouting at the airport, which attracted some other Yoruba indigenes and they came to their rescue.”
Reports reaching us from Cotonou on Wednesday said that some Yoruba nation separatist agitators in Cotonou held a peaceful protest at the Supreme Court of Cotonou.
Sahara Reporters gathered that some Yoruba Nation agitators have held a peaceful demonstration outside the Supreme Court where it is believed that the extradition hearing of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), will be held.
However, according to several reports reaching us from our columnist, it was further gathered that the Yoruba Nation separatist known as Sunday Igboho was arrested on Monday evening by the West African Security Agent in Cotonou. He was arrested at the airport in Benin's Republic while trying to flee from his country Nigeria.
In the video, the protesters were singing solidarity songs and demanding the immediate release of the Igboho.
They also demanded an independent nation of the Yoruba people. The protesters said they had confidence in the Benin Republic justice system that Igboho would be freed.
The protesters debunked claims that Igboho had been freed, stressing that he is still in custody.
Loyalist of Sunday Igboho took to the street of Ibadan and Cotonou to protest against the arrest and extradition of the Yoruba warlord, Koiki media said one of the condition given for the release of Sunday Igboho is if people can prove that Igboho is a law abiding citizen.
Disclosing this via Koiki Media, Olayomi Koiki said the solidarity protest was one of the conditions given for the release of Sunday Adeyemo, Olayomi Koiki urge his loyalists and followers to converge at Igboho’s Soka Ibadan residence for the demonstration.
Oyo state police had an hectic time dispersing the protesters in Ibadan.
The Protesters in Ibadan.
However, aside the solidarity protest in Ibadan, some people stormed Benin Republic to protest the release of the Yoruba warlord and activist who has spent his second night in the hands of security operatives in Cotonou.ve up to 80% data.