A horde of Yoruba people residing in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, has besieged the nation’s court where the extradition hearing of Sunday Adeyemo, a Yoruba youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho, will purportedly take place.
Sunday Igboho is being detained after he was arrested at Cotonou Airport with his wife on their way to Germany on Monday night.
He was declared wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS) early in July after his Ibadan house was raided on July 1, 2021, by the operatives of the DSS.
Two people were killed by the DSS in the late-night raid while 12 others persons were arrested and later paraded in Abuja. They have since been charged to court.
In a video on the Facebook page of Olayomi Koiki, Igboho’s media aide, the Yoruba in Cotonou were seen singing solidarity song and demanding freedom for Igboho.
They also demanded an independent nation of Yoruba people. They said they have confidence in the Benin Republic justice system, expressing optimism that Igboho will be freed.