By Cynthia Akande
Embattled Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Ighoho, has been released by the Government of Republic of Benin.
Ighoho, was released on Monday to the leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Banji Akintoye, and his deputy, a French language expert and Chieftain of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Wale Adeniran.
In a statement issued by Ilana Omo Oodua’s spokesperson, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, Igboho’s release was described as a “Triumph of Truth over Darkness in Yoruba Land”.
The statement read, “Yoruba Nation Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Ighoho, has been released by the Government of Republic of Benin.
“The Activist was released on Monday to a Yoruba Leader and Leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Banji Akintoye and a French Language Expert/ Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Wale Adeniran.
“Akintoye described the release of Ighoho as a triumph of truth over darkness in Yorubaland.”
Recall that Igboho was arrested in the Benin Republic on his way to Germany alongside his wife who was released shortly after. They left Nigeria after operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) raided their Ibadan residence on July 1, 2021.