Why I Visited Sunday Igboho In Benin Republic – Soyinka
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has revealed the reason he visited Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, in Benin Republic.
Naija News earlier reported that the meeting was held on Sunday in Cotonou, where the Yoruba Nation agitator is currently staying after being released from detention.
Others at the meeting include the leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Banji Akintoye, and his deputy, Wale Adeniran.
Speaking with his supporters at the Seme border, Soyinka said he came to see Sunday Igboho and to break the Muslim fast with the Yoruba Nation agitator.
He added that Ramadan is as good as any other season to express solidarity with Muslims who had just finished fasting, adding that he had wished to see Igboho.
The playwright stated further that he was in Benin Republic to sympathise with Igboho over his predicament.
Recall that Igboho had fled his residence in Ibadan and escaped to the Benin Republic in July 2021 after the Department of State Services (DSS) declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms to destabilise Nigeria.
The Yoruba Nation agitator was arrested by Interpol at a Benin airport on July 19, 2021, when he tried to board a Germany-bound flight.
Igboho was, however, released on health grounds after about nine months in a detention facility in the Benin Republic.