The Ooni of Ife, Enita Ogunwusi, has set up a 28-member committee of South West leaders to look into the arrest of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo in Benin Republic.
Naija News reports that Igboho was arrested at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport with his wife on their way to Germany on Monday night.
This news medium reports that the Yoruba activist and his wife, Ropo are also being detained by Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou.
Igboho has been at the forefront of agitation for self-independence for Yoruba ethnic group in the last few months, drawing the ire of the Federal Government.
In a statement on Thursday, the committee coordinator, Akin Osuntokun, said the committee will look into the issues surrounding the arrest of Igboho and related matters.
He named some of the committee members as Oba Olusola Alao, the Olugbon of Igbon; Senator Biodun Olujimi; Toyin Saraki; Segun Awolowo’; Doyin Okupe; Gbenga Daniel, and Muyiwa Ige.
Osuntokun said: “The Ooni of Ife inaugurated an advisory council comprising eminent Yoruba sons and daughters across the political spectrum. It is called the Ooni Caucus.
“The inauguration ceremony had been scheduled over a month ago and it is just an accident that it coincided with reports of Sunday Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou.
“Nonetheless the council is actively interested in the new development and would appropriately respond in the nearest future.”