One of the counsels to Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has confirmed his arrest.
The counsel, Pelumi Olajengbesi, stated that the activist surrendered himself and was not captured by the security operatives.
Igboho had been arrested on Monday night in Cotonou as sources noted that he was heading for Germany.
He was, however, nabbed by security operatives in the neighbouring Benin Republic.
Olajengbesi speaking about the arrest said, “Truly he was arrested and I have confirmed that. We are making efforts to ensure that he is fine.
You know the Department of State Services declared him wanted. We just believe that Sunday Igboho is not the problem. He is someone who believed that the Yoruba people and Nigerians generally should live in peace wherever they are.
“As a matter of fact, let me tell you now. That Sunday Igboho was arrested simply because he wanted to make himself available to the government.
‘‘If not, Sunday Igboho is not someone who can be arrested that way but because he believes that the journey to justice for the Yoruba people and for the Nigerian state to be able to live in peace may be needed for him to be available, that was why.”
Recall that the Department of State Services had declared Igboho wanted after its operatives carried out a bloody midnight raid on his residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.