THE Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, has been reportedly arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
A top source said he was reportedly arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night.
The freedom fighter was said to be arrested by the security forces in Benin Republic about three weeks after the Department of State Services declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.
The source said that Igboho will be repatriated to Nigeria on later in the day from Benin Republic, one of Nigeria’s neighbouring countries in the West African sub region.
The Nigerian Department of State Services (DSS) had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 of his aides and killed two of them in a gun duel.
The Federal Government of Nigeria had placed the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, did not respond to a text message seeking confirmation on the matter.
A source close to the Yoruba agitator Shina Orodele said, “Interpol arrested Chief Sunday Igboho last night in Cotonou. The Nigerian government has been contacted and are doing everything to get him to Abuja. He is still in Cotonou.
“One of our comrades said it the other day how Nigerian government has pumped out millions of dollars to foreign mercenaries and International police and agents to get Sunday Igboho arrested.
“Let us see how things unfold.” He added.