After more than 230 days in detention, Yoruba self-determinator activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho was finally released today by the government of Benin.
This was announced today by the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide.
The statement issued by Ilana Omo Oodua’s spokesperson, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, was titled, ‘Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo Ighoho released to Yoruba leader, Banji Akintoye; French language expert, Adeniran by the Benin Republic Government’.
The statement read, “Yoruba Nation Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Ighoho, has been released by the Government of Republic of Benin.
“The Activist was released on Monday to a Yoruba Leader and Leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Banji Akintoye and a French Language Expert/ Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Wale Adeniran.
Commenting on the new development, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has described the release as a victory for self-determination.
The association’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Jare Ajayi said that Afenifere and indeed Yoruba people as a whole are very happy that the Yoruba Nation agitator has been released.
He said: “Sunday Adeyemo Igboho’s release is not just for him and the Yoruba people, it is a victory indicator for all those who believe in personal liberty and the right of a given people to self-determination.”