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General News of Tuesday, 7 September 2021


Why Sunday Igboho hasn’t been released from detention - Ilana Oodua

Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, Yoruba activist

The battle to get Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, released from detention is delayed by the vacation embarked upon by judges in Benin Republic.

This is according to the spokesperson for the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye, on Tuesday.

The PUNCH had reported that the Beninese Court had ordered that Sunday Igboho should be returned to prison custody when he appeared before the court on July 27.

Also, prosecutors were said to have raised fresh charges against the activist during the last sitting.

Sunday Igboho’s lawyers had said the Yoruba Nation agitator was further remanded to allow police to conduct a thorough investigation into the charges, which included illegal migration, dubious connivance with immigration officers, and an attempt to cause civil unrest.

They explained that the previous allegations that warranted placing Igboho on a watchlist had successfully being tackled.

Some of the allegations, which he said could not be proved, are trafficking in arms, inciting violence that could result in social disturbance, and causing disunity in Nigeria.