Barrister Pelumi Olajengbesi who is a Counsel to Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has disclosed how his client was arrested in Cotonou.
Barr Pelumi Olajengbesi, said his client was not arrested; that he surrendered himself to security operatives.
Pelumi insisted that the freedom fighter surrendered himself because he believes in justice for his people.
“Truly he was arrested and I have confirmed that. We are making efforts to ensure that he is fine. You know the Department of State Services declared him wanted.
“As a matter of fact, let me tell you now. That Sunday Igboho was arrested simply because he wanted to make himself available to the government. If not, Sunday Igboho is not someone who can be arrested that way. But because he believes that the journey to justice for the Yoruba people and for the Nigerian state to be able to live in peace may be needed for him to be available, that was why,” he told newsmen on Tuesday.
Recall that Sunday Igboho was apprehended by security agents in Cotonou airport in Benin Republic on Monday night while trying to flee to Germany.
Nigerian Government is now making a serious effort to repatriate him to Nigeria.
The Department of State services after invading igboho’s resident in Ibadan, declared him wanted.
Some of his aides were killed while others were arrested. The secret police also claimed to have recovered guns and charms from Igboho’s residence.
However, the freedom fighter had debunked DSS claims on weapons.
He maintained that he protected himself with traditional powers and not with weapons.
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