Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, says he is not afraid of being extradited to Nigeria from the Benin Republic, where he is currently being detained.
The self-determination activist was on July 20 arrested alongside his wife Ropo at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou by the Benin Republic’s security forces while he was trying to flee to Germany.
This was about four weeks after operatives of the Department of State Services raided his home in Ibadan, killing two of his aides and arresting 12 others. They were released recently after spending over 60 days in DSS detention.
Speaking in Yoruba in a leaked audio on Monday posted to the social media pages of BBC Yoruba, Igboho said he wasn’t afraid of being extradited to Nigeria.
He said, “My journey in life is between me and my God, I have accepted my fate where I am currently. I am not afraid of anything again, except my God. Even if taken before the judge, I’ll tell him I’m not afraid of him except God. He can do anything to me.
“Even if it’s Nigeria they want to take me to, I’m not afraid. At least, Nnamdi Kanu is there; we are both fighting for the same cause. If they want to take me back to Nigeria, then no problem. I have been winning my cases in Nigeria; even (Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar) Malami was forced to appeal some of them. It got to a stage he claimed he wasn’t aware of DSS’ attack on my house. He claimed he didn’t send them.
“It wasn’t the power of the Beninese government that made me to be here, it was because God wanted it like that. And I’m sure God will soon release me from prison, even if all lawyers say they are not ready to defend me again. I’m not afraid of anything or anybody again. If it’s Nigeria, let them take me there. My father was very powerful when he was alive, but he died. He and my mum were very poor. But look at me today, I’m rich.”