The prosecution of Yoruba Nation activist Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), according to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is “difficult times” for the South-West Governors, but that people are working behind the scenes.
Many people were taking efforts “quietly and secretly,” according to Sanwo-Olu.
The governor made this known on Saturday while addressing newsmen at the Polling Unit 019 Ward 08, Ikoyi II, where he cast his vote during the Local Government/Council Areas election on Saturday.
When asked why there was presumed silence of the governors on the arrest of Igboho, he replied, “These are very difficult times for all of us. I can assure you that people are working behind the scenes.
“At occasions like this, it’s not by how many Press people you call. I’m aware that a lot of people have responses that they are doing quietly and privately and it doesn’t have to be a public conversation.”
The Court De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, where Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arraigned on Thursday, ordered the wife to be released the same day, according to SaharaReporters.
Igboho was ordered to be returned to detention by the court.
Sunday Igboho was awaiting his fate at the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, after being arraigned by the country’s authorities for immigration-related offenses, according to SaharaReporters.
On Thursday afternoon, Igboho was transported to court.
According to Ng Times, Igboho was apprehended by Benin Republic authorities at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou on Monday night while attempting to fly from the country to Germany.
The activist’s home in Ibadan, Oyo state, was raided by the Department of State Services (DSS) on July 1.
Two days prior to the raid, Igboho had organized a “Yoruba Nation Rally” in Lagos.
The DSS invaded the house, murdering two persons and detaining 12 others, but Igboho managed to flee.
The agency said Igboho was stockpiling weapons and issued a warrant for his arrest.