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General News of Tuesday, 20 July 2021


'He is about to become more popular' - Reactions as Sunday Igboho is arrested in Cotonou

Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou on Monday, July 19, 2021 Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou on Monday, July 19, 2021

The news of the arrest of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, the leader of several secessionist groups in the SouthWest region hasn't gone down well with persons associated with his idealogy of a Yoruba Nation.

The self-acclaimed secessionist leader was arrested in Cotonou, Benin on Monday, July 19, 2021, after he reportedly attempted to flee the country from the West African nation.

Reports say he was arrested by Nigeria's secret police.

A source privy to his departure from Nigeria said he had perfected plans to secretly escape from Nigeria through Cotonou and was heading to Germany.

Speaking with SaharaReporters, a source privy to the incident, said, "Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou. He was arrested about an hour ago.

"He was supposed to travel to Germany through Cotonou this night. He wanted to leave Africa through Cotonou. He was arrested by security operatives in Cotonou.

"They are planning to bring him back to Nigeria."

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