Facts have emerged on how Yoruba kingdom activist, Sunday Adeyemo, additionally recognised as Sunday Igboho, at the start escaped arrest at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, the Benin Republic earlier than his eventual arrest round eight pm on Monday.
A pinnacle safety supply informed The PUNCH that Igboho and his wife, Ropo, at first, escaped arrest however a tour agent used to be used to trap them returned to the airport.
The supply said,
He (Igboho) was once arrested in Cotonou on Monday night time whilst he tried to travel. He used to be already at the airport with a passport.
The immigration officers suspected the passport and so they stopped him. In the process, they observed he was once the one. He used to be capable to break out in the direction of dialogue and we had been grateful to God for that.
But the journey agent known as returned pronouncing the remember had been resolved. But on going back, he used to be arrested. He was once making an attempt to journey to Germany when he was once apprehended.
Also, any other protection supply existing in Cotonou instructed The PUNCH that Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), used to be instrumental in the arrest of Igboho and his wife.
The supply confided in The PUNCH that the former Chief of Army Staff wrote the authorities of the small West African united states and insisted on the arrest and extradition of Igboho.
Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff between July 2015 and January 2021, was once deployed as Nigeria’s envoy in the Benin Republic in June 2021.