There have been conflicting reports about the situation of the Yoruba-nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, who was declared wanted by the DSS after invading his home and killing two of his aides but without catching hold of the activist.

Initial reports on major news networks on Monday 19 July indicated that Igboho had been arrested at the Cotonou airport in Benin Republic as he was trying to make his way to Germany allegedly on a forged passport. Read more

On Tuesday 20 July, reports on some news blogs indicated that Igboho had been released following western diplomatic pressures and was on his way to Germany.

However, this trending news was swiftly rebutted with the counter information that Igboho had not been released but was still in the custody of the Beninoin authorities pending asylum hearing.  Read more

The conflicting reports is an indication of the intense interest generated by the Igboho affair.

It will be recalled that several human rights advocates, intellectuals and lawyers have condemned the invasion of Sunday Igboho’s residence, killing of his aides and the ‘wanted’ declaration placed on him. The contention is that the action is unjust and violates the rights of individuals and groups to agitate peacefully for self-rule. Read more

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