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Sunday Igboho Regains Freedom In Benin, Confirms Return To Nigeria

Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, on Sunday, disclosed that…

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Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, on Sunday, disclosed that he is now legally free to leave Cotonou, Benin Republic, for Nigeria, after almost two years in the French-speaking African nation.

VerseNews reports that Igboho, who spoke from Cotonou, said, “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 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”

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He commended some prominent Yoruba indigenes, politicians, media, academia and Yoruba monarchs for what he called their critical support and solidarity he enjoyed from them while his sojourn in Cotonou lasted.

Igboho, who was at the forefront of the struggle for Yoruba self-determination campaign, under the Ilana Omo Oodua, specifically appreciated the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Professor Wole Soyinka, Professor Banji Akintoye, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Dele Momodu, Yorubas in diaspora and Yoruba traditional rulers.

In a statement made available to journalists, titled: “My Release in Benin Republic,” Igboho said: “First of all, my sincere appreciation goes to God almighty, the master of the universe for making this day. I want to say a big thank you to all Yoruba sons and daughters all over the world for their love and support before and after the loss of my dear mother, though she’s still kept at the morgue, waiting for me to come and give her the befitting burial that she deserves.

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“I give special thanks to President Talon of Benin Republic and to all members of his cabinet. My gratitude goes to my heroic father, Professor Banji Akintoye, and Professor Wole Soyinka for their support in the course of the struggle. May God reward you Baba for your standing courageously for our Yoruba nation and me. You promised to stand by me through my ordeal in Benin Republic and you have fulfilled your promise.

“I will not forget to appreciate former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Baba Ayo Adebanjo for their roles, even though only God gives freedom. Let me use this opportunity to say thank you to all religious leaders, pastors, Muslim clerics and traditional worshippers for their prayers day and night.

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