Freedom at Last: Sunday Igboho Released After Two-Year Detention in Benin (Video)

Freedom at Last: Sunday Igboho Released After Two-Year Detention in Benin (Video)

Yoruba Nation activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been released from detention after facing trial in Benin for two years.

Igboho confirmed his release through a statement posted on his Instagram account, captioned "My Release in Benin Republic."

In a video message, he expressed his gratitude to God and thanked Yoruba sons and daughters worldwide for their unwavering love and support, especially after the loss of his mother, whose burial he is planning.

Igboho extended special thanks to President Talon of Benin Republic and his cabinet, as well as Yoruba leaders like Professor Banji Akintoye and Professor Wole Soyinka for their support during his ordeal.

He also acknowledged the roles played by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Baba Ayo Adebanjo, religious leaders, pastors, Muslim clerics, and traditional worshippers who prayed for him. He expressed appreciation to Yoruba royal fathers, Obas, and Chiefs, while emphasizing the need for continued support to free Yoruba land from what he termed "slavery."

Sunday Igboho recognized several Obas on his list and thanked them for their love, including the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Olushola Alao, Kabiesi Oba Topspin, Oba Tejuoso, Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, and Oba Fredrick Akinruntan Obateru.

He also expressed his gratitude to organizations such as Megarally USA, Ilana Omo Oodua, Canada, and Igbega Omo Oodua USA and Canada.

Sunday Igboho had been arrested on July 19, 2021, by Interpol at Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin, while attempting to travel to Germany. His arrest followed his escape from Nigeria after a raid on his residence in Ibadan by the Department of State Service (DSS), which accused him of possessing illegal weapons.

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