Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Sunday visited the embattled Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
The renowned playwright described the visit as a sympathy and solidarity visit.
According to a statement by Soyinka’s media office, the elder statesman visited Igboho in the company of the leader of the Yoruba self-determination group, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Banji Akintoye.
The statement said that Soyinka was mobbed by a crowd of Nigerians who thronged the venue of the meeting to meet and greet him and his entourage.
The media team did not give details of the meeting.
But Soyinka reportedly said he was in Benin to “break the Muslim fast with our son,” adding that “Ramadan is as good as any other season to express non-denominational solidarity.”
He was also reported to have said he was in Benin to sympathize with Igboho over his travail in the hands of security agencies who arrested him last year and kept him in detention for months before he was later released in March on health grounds.