Interpol Arrested Igboho, Wife In Benin Republic — Lawyer Reveals

According to him, the Federal Government through INTERPOL got Igboho and his wife, who is a German citizen, arrested on Monday night at an airport in Benin Republic.

According to Yomi Alliyu (SAN), the lead counsel of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho and his wife were arrested by the International Criminal Police Organisation.

Alliyu revealed this in a statement  on Tuesday.

According to him, the Federal Government of Nigeria through INTERPOL got Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho and his wife, who is a German citizen, arrested on Monday night at an airport in Benin Republic, one of Nigeria’s neighbouring countries in the West African sub-region. Igboho was arrested while he tried to catch a flight to Germany with his wife.

The senior advocate described the arrest of his client as shocking and urged the government of Germany, Benin Republic and the international community “to rise up and curb the impunity of the Nigerian Government by refusing any application for extradition of our Client who already has application before the International Criminal Court duly acknowledged”.

The Nigerian secret police had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 of his aides and killed two of them in a gun duel.

The Federal Government of Nigeria had placed the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country.


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