He had fled Nigeria after a bloody raid on his residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria.
The attackers were the Nigerian secret police, the Department of State Service (DSS). They had accused him of stockpiling arms. Some of his supporters lay dead after the attack that night.
Yoruba Nation activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho had gotten into trouble when he declared the Yoruba Nation’s sovereignty in March 2021.
He started a campaign to chase killer herdsmen and kidnappers out of the South-West states.
He was arrested on Monday, July 19, 2021, by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, the Republic of Benin on his way to Germany.
He has now regained his freedom after two years of trial by the Beninese government.
Igboho had been under protective custody in the neighbouring Republic of Benin.
According to the Yoruba Nation leader, Prof. Banji Akintoye, he is right now on his way to Germany to be reunited with his family. Akintoye also revealed that Sunday Igboho’ s release came a few hours ago.
DopeReporters gathered that the embattled freedom fighter said on Sunday he was now legally free to leave Cotonou, capital of the Benin Republic, to Nigeria and other country.
“I am now free to return to Nigeria and visit any country in the world. I have fulfilled all the legal conditions attached to my bail a few years back and I am coming home to Nigeria, my country of origin, any moment from now.
“I can confirm to you that I am now free to come back to Nigeria. There is no legal encumbrance again. Even though I have been living in Cotonou for some time, I can confirm to you categorically that I have now secured the liberty to leave Cotonou for Nigeria,” Adeyemo told the Nigerian Tribune on Sunday.