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Security Operatives Question Sunday Igboho, Wife In Benin Republic



Beninoise security operatives on Thursday questioned Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho.

Sunday Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were interrogated by operatives of Brigade criminelle in Cotonou, a judicial source confirmed to BBC Pidgin.

The agitator appeared before the Cour d’Appel in Cotonou after his questioning.

Naija News had earlier reported that Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

Igboho alongside his wife, Mrs Ropo Adeyemo, was arrested at the Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport on Monday night while attempting to flee to Germany.

Igboho was 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.

Recall that Nigeria’s federal government had placed Igboho on the stop-list in order to facilitate his arrest and directed the security agencies to apprehend him when found.

The Federal Government’s directive against Igboho was contained in a letter by the Nigeria Immigration Service dated July 9, 2021, addressed to the Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the DG, National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

The letter was signed by Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration, Investigation and Compliance, A.B. Baba.

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