Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo known as Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic by security operatives in the West African country.
According to reports, Igboho was arrested Monday after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS).
A source privy to his departure from Nigeria said he had perfected plans to secretly escape from Nigeria through Cotonou and was heading to Germany.
He was, however, nabbed by security operatives in the neighboring country.
The source who confirmed the incident to Sahara Reporters said: “Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou. He was arrested about an hour ago.
“He was supposed to travel to Germany through Cotonou this night. He wanted to leave Africa through Cotonou. He was arrested by security operatives in Cotonou.
“They are planning to bring him back to Nigeria”.
The DSS had earlier declared Igboho wanted after its operatives carried out a bloody midnight raid on his residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunnaya, had advised Igboho to turn himself into the nearest security.
“Those cheering and eulogizing him may appeal to or advice him to do the needful,” Afunnaya said. “He should surrender himself to the appropriate authorities. He or anyone can never be above the law.”
Meanwhile, Pelumi Olajengbesi, one of the lawyers representing Igboho and others arrested in his House said he was yet to confirm the news of Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou.
“I will contact Yomi Aliu (SAN) to verify the news,” he said.