A counsel to Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, Mr. Yomi Alliyu,
has said the activist was released on health grounds.
The Oduduwa Republic agitator was released by the Government of Republic of Benin on Monday after about 231 days in detention.
Shortly after the release, Alliyu told Vanguard that the agitator was released to attend to his health in a Beninese hospital.
Alliyu said: “Igboho has not been released, he was only released to be taken to the hospital.
“The last time we spoke, I told you that we are making arrangements to take care of his health. So, he was released on health grounds.”
According to Maxwell Adeleye, a spokesman for Igboho, the Yoruba separatist has been set free from the custody of Benin Republic authorities.
In a statement on Facebook on Monday morning, Adeleye wrote: “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.”