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A long-time associate of Igboho in Cotonou who pleaded anonymity has lamented that his friend would not have been arrested by International criminal police organisation If he had hinted honor his coming to the country .
The associate narrated that he had warned the activist to stop visiting his residence in Cotonou, Benin Republic following the survey of his house by policemen early this year .
According to the activist’s associate, before Igboho’s ordeal with the Nigerian government began in January 2021, the activist usually lodged in my house each time he came to Benin Republic.
But, the associate said he was forced to warn Igboho not to visit his place when the police in Benin Republic came to survey his house earlier in the year.
He said, “Before now, whenever Sunday wanted to come to Benin Republic, I was always aware. He would call me on the phone that he was coming. But since policemen came to my house to check my house, I told Sunday that ‘please you can’t stay here any longer’. May be because of that Sunday didn’t inform me.
“On Monday, I heard Sunday was at the airport. I tried to call him that he was not supposed to be at the airport because Nigeria already wrote a letter to Interpol.
“Immediately, I tried to call someone at the airport to tell him to leave the place, five minutes later, I was notified by my sources in the criminal police that they arrested one Nigerian. I asked what the name was and my source told me; Sunday Adeyemo. I shouted. I asked why they did that and they said it was an order from above.”