Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has regained his freedom and is set to leave Cotonou, Benin Republic, for Nigeria, after almost two years.
Igboho, in a statement on Sunday titled: “My Release in Benin Republic”, said he is now free to return to Nigeria and visit any country in the world because he has fulfilled all the legal conditions attached to his bail a few years back.
According to him, “I am now free to return to Nigeria and visit any country in the world. I fulfilled all the legal conditions attached to my bail a few years back, and I am coming home to Nigeria, my country of origin, any moment from now.
“I can confirm to you that I am now free to come back to Nigeria. There is no legal encumbrance again. Even though I have been living in Cotonou for some time, I can confirm to you categorically that I have now secured the liberty to leave Cotonou for Nigeria”
Igboho appreciated President Talon of the Benin Republic, Professor Banji Akintoye, and Professor Wole Soyinka, for their support in the course of the struggle.
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He also commended some prominent Yoruba indigenes, politicians, media, academia and Yoruba monarchs for their support and solidarity during his trial period in Contonou.
He wrote: “First of all, my sincere appreciation goes to God almighty, the master of the universe, for making this day. I want to say a big thank you to all Yoruba sons and daughters all over the world for their love and support before and after the loss of my dear mother, though she’s still kept at the morgue, waiting for me to come and give her the befitting burial that she deserves.
“I give special thanks to President Talon of Benin Republic and all members of his cabinet. My gratitude goes to my heroic father, Professor Banji Akintoye, and Professor Wole Soyinka, for their support in the course of the struggle. May God reward you, Baba, for your standing courageously for our Yoruba nation and me. You promised to stand by me through my ordeal in Benin Republic, and you have fulfilled your promise.
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“I will not forget to appreciate former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Baba Ayo Adebanjo for their roles, even though only God gives freedom. Let me use this opportunity to say thank you to all religious leaders, pastors, Muslim clerics and traditional worshippers for their prayers day and night.
“Our royal fathers, Obas and Chiefs in Yoruba land, your love and support are so appreciated. But we need more of your support to deliver our lands from slavery because Yoruba land is ours.
“Although I have many Obas on my list, Olugbon of Orile Igbon and deputy chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas, Oba Francis Olushola Alao, Kabiesi Oba TopspinL Oni Bariga of Bariga, Oba Tejuoso, Oni Kenta of Orile Kenta, Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan Obateru, thanks immensely for your love.
“I must not forget to appreciate the Megarally USA under Prophet Ologunloluwa and the Directorate under the leadership of Barrister Ogedengbe. Special thanks to Ilana Omo Oodua, Canada and Igbega Omo Oodua, USA and Canada.
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“Chief Dele Momodu, I really appreciate you, sir, thank you so much. Special thanks to all media outlets, both print and electronic, including online media.
“To all our political class and Obas in Yoruba land, let’s join hands to make Yoruba great. All my brothers from the East, I appreciate your support.”
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Recall that Igboho was arrested on July 20, 2021, while trying to travel to Germany at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, Benin Republic, three weeks after he was declared wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS).