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The Nigerian activist ,Kunle Garb who was arrested and prosecuted by Benin Republic has been released .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that Garb who was arrested at Igbokofi market on Thursday, June 24 in Yewa-North local government area of Ogun state about three weeks ago by Benin Republic police for resisting encroachment on the Nigeria land through Igbokofi village was released Tuesday night from Porto-Novo prisons .
The activist disclosed his release through a statement he personally signed but, shared by President of Yewa-North Patriotic Forum , Mobolaji Sanni .
PLATFORM TIMES had reported that Garb, a missionary in the village had been championing the cause of emancipating the people who leave in the village from the maltreatment of their neighbour country men .
In his statement , Garb described his arrest and his subsequent detention as unlawful , saying he had no regrets of passing through hell in the Benin Republic prisons .
He however pleaded that the only things that could take away the unpleasant memory of the maltreatment he suffered in the hands of Beninos authority is for the government to take the isuses seriously and attend to the needs of the people of Igbokofi.
The statement read partly read ” I was released on Tuesday 13th of july, 2021 from Porto-Novo prisons at around 8.15pm.
” I was unlawfully arrested and detained by Benin Republic police officers on the Thursday, 24th day of june, 2021 right inside Igbokofi market that belongs to Nigeria but, now being claimed by Benin Republic since 2008 for defending Nigeria, my father land from being encroached into by Benin Republic.
“My fellow country men and women, fellow compatriots, I have no regrets passing through all I went through in the hands of Benin Republic government for Nigeria unless these are speedily executed for Igbokofi land and people:
“Making Ijoun-Igbokofi road motorable. To ensure the speedy acts on seeing to the returning of the pillars removed by Benin Rep and replanted to favour their country. Instructing all security agencies of Nigeria to have their post in Igbokofi especially Nigeria police who has their post ready for them.
” Igbokofi market is very strategic in the fight to reclaim the stolen land by Benin republic and must be reclaimed back soonest.
“Igbokofi people must be made to feel the presence of all the arms of Nigeria government by providing water, hospital and security. It must not be that only ballot papers boxes will be the portion and lot of my people but what is due to them as a people.
“Without doing the above, my unlawful arrest and detention will be a waste and I’ll see it as a punishment an vain.
“Therefore I call on both the federal and state governments to rise now and do the needful when it’ll be well appreciated.
“I say a big thank you to all the print and electronic Media outfits God bless you all.”