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A strong indications has emerged that the International Criminal Police Organisation trailed and arrested the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo and his wife , Ropo, in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the Interpol had got the Intel that Ropo had perfected plans to aide the escape of her spouse through Benin Republic and had laid an ambush for them .
Confirming the arrest of the Igboho’s , the activist’s lead counsel, Yomi Alliyu (SAN) revealed this on Tuesday in a statement he issued .
According to him, the Federal Government of Nigeria through INTERPOL got Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho and his wife, who is a German citizen, arrested on Monday night at an airport in Benin Republic, one of Nigeria’s neighbouring countries in the West African sub-region.
Aliyu said Igboho was arrested while he tried to catch a flight to Germany with his wife.
The lead counsel described the arrest of his client as shocking and urged the government of Germany, Benin Republic and the international community “to rise up and curb the impunity of the Nigerian Government by refusing any application for extradition of our Client who already has application before the International Criminal Court duly acknowledged”.
it will be recalled that the Nigerian secret police 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 Government had also placed the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country.
Igboho who was being acussed of engaging in arms stockpiling and others had been declared wanted by the Department of State Service.