Protest has rocked Ibadan, Oyo State, following the arrest of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Igboho was arrested by Interpol at the Cotonou Airport on Monday night while trying to board a plane to Germany with his wife Ropo.
There have been frantic move to prevent his extradition to Nigeria by Yoruba patriots and others as they feared that he would not get justice in Nigeria.
On Wednesday, protesters armed with placards took to the streets in Ibadan demanding the release of Igboho by the Benin Republic authorities.
The protesters stormed Challenge in Ibadan with placards, some of which read: “I stand with Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho Osaa,” “Free Igboho now, I stand with Sunday Igboho Osaa,” among others, while they chanted ‘Yoruba Nation, Igboho, Osaa’ and ‘free Igboho now.’
Though peaceful, the protest temporarily cause mild traffic in Challenge and the protesters sang the praise of Igboho, saying that they would not renege on demanding for Yoruba Nation.
Earlier, rumours that the Yoruba Nation campaigner was already released were debunked by his media aide, Olayomi Koiki.
Prior to the protest, agitators are told to converge at the Soka residence of the campaigner.
The statement read:
EMERGENCY EMERGENCY EMERGENCY EMERGENCY, PLEASE WE BEG ALL AGITATORS TO CONVERGE AT CHIEF SUNDAY IGBOHO HOUSE FOR A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION TO SHOW THE WORLD THE KIND OF PERSON HE IS AS ONE OF THE CONDITIONS GIVEN FOR HIS RELEASE…
PLEASE LETS ALL BE AT HIS HOUSE IN SOKA IBADAN BEFORE 12 O CLOCK TODAY THANKS AND GOD BLESS. YORUBA NATION NOW NOW NOW.