Alarm Over Alleged Plot To Attack Sunday Igboho In Benin Prison
Spokesman of embattled Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), Mr. Olayomi Koiki, has alleged that some persons are planning to attack his principal in Benin Republic detention.
The 49-year-old agitator, who is currently in detention, was arrested by operatives of Brigade Criminelle (Criminal Brigade) on July 19 in Cotonou.
Despite efforts to release him, The Nation investigation showed that the agitator has spent over 161 days in Benin Republic prison.
In a live podcast monitored by The Nation last night, Koiki alleged that Beninese President Patrice Talon was working with the Federal Government to extradite Igboho back to Nigeria.
He said: “So many people have heard rumours in the past 24 to 48 hours. We know that God Almighty is watching. If they are trying, they cannot be successful. If they are planning evil against Prof. Banji Akintoye and the others, they are only trying, but God’s power is superior.
“The enemies are trying to eliminate him (Igboho); their plan is to eliminate him so that the Yoruba Nation agenda will be silenced. But God has shown that He is above them.
“If you think the legal route is what will set Igboho free, then we are wasting our time. Benin Republic judicial system is not working. Look at the way his case has been prolonged. I’ve spoken with our lawyer in Benin, and he told me that only the President can set him (Igboho) free.
“Now, diplomacy cannot work. We have to fight for our rights. See the way they killed M. K. O. Abiola, Funsho Williams. They were killed unjustly. We’ve issued so many ultimatums for Igboho’s release, but nothing has happened.”
– The Nation