Sunday Igboho Has Been Released?
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Contrary to popular belief, embattled Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho has not been released and is still being imprisoned by Beninoise authorities.
In a Zoom talk organised by Heritage Multimedia TV and monitored by our correspondent on Tuesday evening, Professor Wale Adeniran of Ilana Omo Odua, the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, corroborated this.
Adeniran, a former Director of the Institute of African Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and a pioneer Commissioner of Education in Osun State rejected rumours that he had been released.
“I just spoke with his lawyer,” he stated. The lawyer has paid a visit to the detention centre where Igboho is being kept.
“He wasn’t allowed to see him (Igboho), but they confirmed to him that he was being held there.
“He was told to return the next day (Wednesday) at 8:00 a.m. to see him.
“I inquired if they were going to play a joke on me by covertly extraditing him, and the lawyer said that wasn’t conceivable.
“We applied for political asylum for him more than a week ago. He cannot be legitimately extradited from the Republic of Benin while that process is ongoing. That is something I am certain about.
“I manage the application myself with the immigration lawyer, and he told me that he cannot be extradited because the application has been filed. I believe we can all rest certain that he will be able to visit him tomorrow.”
Those fraudulently reporting Adeniran’s release were carpeted.
“Why should people spread false information that he has been released, endangering this struggle and the welfare and wellbeing of Igboho?” he asked.
Four foreign lawyers from Benin Republic, Nigeria, France, and the United Kingdom are on the case, according to Adeniran, but they had to call him to confirm when they noticed the trending news.
“The lawyers relaxed when they saw the phoney material, so I had to tell them it was untrue. “Are you able to see the damage?” he asked.
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