Benin Republic Gendermes, on Monday night, arrested the wanted Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, in Cotonou, the country’s capital, First News has gathered.
He may be repatriated to Nigeria today, it was further learnt.
FirstNews learnt from top security force sources in Nigeria’s West African neighbour that Igboho fell into the trap set for him by the Gendermes when he attempted to board a flight at the country’s airport to Germany.
The Yoruba Nation agitator’s arrest came three weeks after he was declared wanted by the Department of State Services for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation which he has vehemently denied.
DSS operatives had on July 1, 2021, raided Igboho’s Ibadan, Oyo State, killing two of his supporters in an exchange of gunfire and arresting no fewer than 12 others.
Federal Government had, a few days ago, placed Igboho in ‘stop-listing person’ category, alerting the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service formations across the country to be on the watch out for the Yoruba Nation activist, disclosing that he had perfected plans to flee the country.
A July 9 memo from the NIS to the DSS, Nigeria Police Force and copied to all NIS Commands in the country, said Igboho ‘should be arrested wherever and whenever sighted.’
Federal Government, in the memo, alleged that the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator was trying to acquire a new passport to flee the country, and in a bid to facilitate his arrest, it placed Igboho on the “stop-listing person” category.
Igboho’s whereabouts had since the bloody raid on his residence in Ibadan by the DSS remained unknown, necessitating the Federal Government to order security operatives to stop him from escaping from the country.