Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho who was detained in the Benin Republic prison has been released from detention on at least two conditions.
The umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide announced Igboho’s release. Shortly after the announcement, his lawyers revealed the conditions of his release on Monday.
One of the lawyers said, “The conditions are not too tough. He won’t hold any rally and can’t leave Cotonou.”
Counsel for the activist, Chief Yomi Aliyyu (SAN) also said two of the conditions were that Igboho should not leave the medical centre or Cotonou.
He said, “I am to inform all the followers of Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa that he has been released from prison to his medical practitioners under the agreement that he should neither leave the medical centre nor Cotonou for any reason.
“Praises should be given to two prominent Yoruba personalities — Prof Wole Soyinka and Prof Akintoye for this turnaround in our client’s matter.”
Last Thursday, Aliyyu had announced that Igboho had begun fresh negotiation with the Benin Republic government over his health status, asking that he be moved to another detention facility.
Igboho was arrested in Benin Republic on his way to Germany on July 19 2021.