Contrary to previous circulated reports that the Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has been released and escaped to Germany, the Yoruba Nation agitator is still being held by the Beniniose authorities.
Hotnewsinnaija.com gathered that Professor Wale Adeniran of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Odua, in a zoom conversation organised by Heritage Multimedia TV on Tuesday evening, disclosed that he had spoken to Igboho’s lawyer and he confirmed to him that the Yoruba activist has not yet released.
Adeniran who is a former Director of Institute of African Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, debunked the circulated reports that the Yoruba Nation agitator has been released.
In his words:
“I have just spoken with his lawyer. The lawyer has visited the location where he is been held.
“He was not allowed to see him but they confirmed to him that they are holding him in that location. He was asked to come back tomorrow (Wednesday) by 8:00 am to see him.
Adeniran disclosed that he asked the lawyer if he’s sure the Nigerian government will not play funny politics by secretly extraditing him to Nigeria but he noted that he’s confident that can not be possible because they have previously filed an application for political asylum for him.
“I asked him, hope they are not going to play a funny game of secretly extraditing him? the lawyer told me it is not possible.
“We filed an application for political asylum for him over a week ago. With that in process, he cannot be legally extradited from the Benin republic. I am very confident about that,” he added.
Adeniran also confirmed that the lawyer assured him that he handled the application himself with the immigration lawyer and he confirmed to him that since the application has been filed Igboho can not be extradited.
Speaking further, Adeniran stated that everyone should remain calm and be rest assured that his lawyer will have the opportunity to see him tomorrow.
He, however, carpeted the falsified reports that he has been released and urged people to stop doing such because it is injurious to this struggle, the welfare and wellbeing of the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator.
The professor further disclosed that four international lawyers from Benin Republic, Nigeria, France, Britain are on the case but when they saw the trending news, they had to call him to confirm. He added:
“When the lawyers saw the false information, they relaxed, I had to tell them it is false. So can you see the damage?”