Information just reaching us says embattled Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has not been released and flown to Germany as indicated in some reports.
It was gathered that he is still being held by the Beninoise authorities after being arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night.
Speaking over the development, Professor Wale Adeniran of Ilana Omo Odua, umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, who spoke in a zoom conversation organised by Heritage Multimedia TV refuted the trending reports that he has been released.
Adeniran, a pioneer Commissioner of Education in Osun State and former Director of Institute of African Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University said: “I have just spoken with his lawyer. The lawyer has visited the location where he (Igboho) is been held. He was not allowed to see him (Igboho) but they confirmed to him that they are holding him in that location.
“He was asked to come back tomorrow (Wednesday) by 8:00 am to see him. I asked him hope they are not going to play a funny game of secretly extraditing him, the lawyer told me it is not possible.
“We filed an application for political asylum for him over a week ago. With that in process, he cannot be legally extradited from the Benin republic. I am very confident about that. I handle the application myself with the immigration lawyer and he assured me that since that application has been filed, he cannot be extradited. I think we should rest assured that he will have the opportunity to see him tomorrow.”
Carpeting those falsely reporting he has been released and flown to Germany, Adeniran said such false information is injurious to the agitator.
“Why should people be putting out false information that he has been released which is injurious to this struggle and to the welfare and wellbeing of igboho?”
He further disclosed four international lawyers from Benin Republic, Nigeria, France, Britain are on the case but when they saw the trending news, they had to call him to confirm.
“When the lawyers saw the false information, they relaxed, I had to tell them it is false. So can you see the damage,” he added.
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