Today is the 49th birthday of Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
Friends, relatives, and fans are praising him on and off social media for his “bravery” and advocacy for the emigration of Yoruba people from Nigeria.
Since his arrest in July, the businessman and philanthropist has been held in Cotonou, Benin Republic’s capital.
Beninese Immigration officials thwarted Igboho’s planned trip to Europe via Cadjèhoun Airport.
After designating Igboho wanted for stockpiling weapons and threatening to engage the state in a fight, the Nigerian government issued an alert to neighboring countries.
Following the raid of his Soka house in Ibadan, Oyo State, Igboho fled underground. Security forces apprehended accomplices and confiscated weapons. Two people were killed.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has been ordered by a court to pay N20 billion in damages.
Oyo State High Court Justice Ladiran Akintola criticized the “arbitrary violence and prejudice.”
Igboho, whose wife Ropo was released after an initial detention, is on trial in Benin at the Cour De’appal De Cotonou.
According to a source, the secessionist says he did not obtain a forged Beninese passport and refuses extradition to Nigeria, where the government has a slew of allegations and proof.
Igboho was born on October 10, 1972, in Igboho town, Oke Ogun community, Oyo. He rose to prominence as a result of his role in the Modakeke-Ife communal issue.
The activist frequently recalls events from the 1997 struggle and how opponents were defeated.
He doesn’t disguise the fact that he inherited metaphysical abilities from his father.
After a 7-day ultimatum and subsequent eviction of the Sarkin Fulani of Igangan, Salihu Abdulkadir, and kinsmen, Igboho received the moniker ‘Akoni Oodua’ (Warrior of Yorubaland).
The secessionists accused Abdulkadir and herdsmen in Ibarapa of arranging the kidnapping and murder of a large number of Yoruba indigenes.
Festus Ogun, a lawyer, slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for ordering security forces to apprehend Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to the human rights activist, the federal government’s conduct was intended to shift attention away from its inability to secure Nigerian lives and property.
Igboho is a Christian who practices Ifa, the Yoruba religion. He has two marriages and two children, both of whom are football players in Germany.