Benin Republic Security Operatives Interrogate Igboho, Wife


Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, and his wife were said to be interrogated by Beninese security operatives.

According to Beninese website, RFI, the activist and his wife have been undergoing questioning since Wednesday.

Igboho was meant to be arraigned in court on Thursday but yet to show up.

His supporters had earlier converged at the court but later moved to the Brigade Criminelle facility where he is being held.

Recall that Igboho and his wife were arrested at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, while on their way to Germany on Monday night.

He was declared wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS) earlier in July after a raid on his Ibadan house.

Two people were killed by the DSS in the late night raid while 12 other persons were arrested and later paraded in Abuja.

It was reported on Wednesday that some Yoruba living in and around Cotonou thronged the court awaiting the commencement of the trial.

There are no clear reasons why the proceedings did not commence yesterday. Ropo, Igboho’s wife who was arrested with him at the airport, is a German citizen.

Before his arrest, Igboho had filed for political asylum in Germany.


Credit: The Cable

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