Combined security operatives in West Africa have reportedly arrested a popular Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Reports say Igboho was arrested Monday night after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS).
According to Sahara Reporters, 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 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 fugitive is reportedly arrested about three weeks after the Department of State Services declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.
The Nigerian secret police had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 of his aides and killed two of them in a gun duel.
DSS authorities are yet to confirm the latest development.