Yoruba secessionist activist, Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou according to The Punch.
Anonymous sources had initially claimed that one of his close confidants and his mistress would provide the DSS with a handful of information leading up to his arrest.
Igboho was allegedly apprehended by Benin Republic’s security forces while he was trying to flee to Germany.
“He was arrested in Cotonou while he tried to travel out on Monday night. His destination was Germany. The security forces in Benin Republic should repatriate him to Nigeria on Tuesday,” a source was quoted to have said.
The Department of State Services (DSS) raided the residence of Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo state on July 1, where he escaped. He’s been on the run since then.
The federal government had said the Yoruba agitator was working at getting a new passport to flee the country for Germany.
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) had placed a notice for his arrest across Nigerian borders.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.