Multiple reports indicate that Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested.
Igboho was said to have been picked up in neighbouring Cotonou, Benin Republic by security operatives in the West African country.
A report in the Vanguard suggests Igboho was arrested Monday night after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by the DSS.
According to the report, a source privy to his departure from Nigeria said he had perfected plans to secretly escape from Nigeria through Cotonou and was heading to Germany.
He was, however, nabbed by security operatives in the neighbouring country.
Another source who is privy to the incident, said: “Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou. He was arrested about an hour ago.”
“He was supposed to travel to Germany through Cotonou this night. He wanted to leave Africa through Cotonou. He was arrested by security operatives in Cotonou.”
“They are planning to bring him back to Nigeria.”
It would be recalled that the Department of State Services had declared Igboho wanted after its operatives carried out a bloody midnight raid on his residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The DSS had promised that no matter how much Igboho hides, he would be smoked out and arrested.
Pelumi Olajengbesi, a lawyer representing Igboho and others arrested in his House, told SaharaReporters he had not confirmed the news of Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou.
“I will contact Yomi Aliu (SAN) to verify the news,” he said
More details later….