Professor Banji Akintoye, the leader of llana Omo Oodua, the umbrella body of Yoruba self-deterrmine groups, has confirmed the arrest of Sunday Ingboho who was arrested in Benin Republic.
Professor Akintoye said he was informed about the arrest on Monday night, adding that they have started plans to provide legal service to prevent his extradition to Nigeria.
He further call on Yoruba people within the country and outside the country to come out and ensure that their ancestral land is not defeated by invaders.
Akintoye further alleged that some persons are trying to suppress or kill Sunday Igboho because he stood up to defend his people who are massively killed and raped in their ancestral homeland.
His statement reads: “I received last night the troubling information that Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Igboho, had been arrested at the Cotonou Airport.
“Fortunately, the Benin Republic is reliably a land of law where the authorities responsibly obey the law. We have secured the services of a leading and highly respected lawyer whom we can confidently rely on.
“What the situation now calls for is that the Yoruba nation at home and in Diaspora must stand strong, and resolve that neither Sunday Igboho nor any other Yoruba person will henceforth be subjected to inhuman or dehumanizing treatment of any kind.
“We Yoruba nation is, by the grace of God, a very strong nation. We must rise now to show that strength.
“For a start, we must all see to it now that Sunday Ighoho will get his freedom back so as to be able to move and operate as a free person. We all know he has committed no crime.
“We know, furthermore, that for the protection of his people who are being brutalized, he has joined hands with many of his brethren to take the legally-appropriate step, namely to seek the intervention of the International Criminal Court”, Akintoye said.
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