One of the counsels to Yoruba self-determination activist, Sunday “Igboho” Adeyemo, has said that the popular freedom fighter was not captured by the government.
Igboho’s lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, has said that the activist surrendered himself and was not captured by security operatives.
Igboho was arrested on Monday night in Cotonou, Benin Republic, as sources noted that he was heading for Germany.
Speaking with journalists on Tuesday morning, Olajengbesi said that Igboho’s team had been making efforts to ensure that he was doing fine.
“Truly he was arrested and I have confirmed that. We are making efforts to ensure that he is fine. You know the Department of State Services declared him wanted. We just believe that Sunday Igboho is not the problem. He is someone who believed that the Yoruba people and Nigerians generally should live in peace wherever they are.
“As a matter of fact, let me tell you now that Sunday Igboho was arrested simply because he wanted to make himself available to the government. If not, Sunday Igboho is not someone who can be arrested that way. But because he believes that the journey to justice for the Yoruba people and for the Nigerian state to be able to live in peace may be needed for him to be available, that was why.”