Foremost Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, mostly known as Sunday Igboho, has cried out that there is an alleged plan by to eliminate him in Benin Republic.
Daily Report Nigeria can recall that the embattled agitator was arrested alongside his wife, Ropo, by operatives of Brigade Criminelle (Criminal Brigade) on July 19 in a airport in Cotonou.
The couple were on their way to Germany before their arrest.
However, despite various efforts towards getting Igboho released, the activist has spent over 161 days in detention.
Spokesman for Igboho, Olayomi Koiki, has also alleged that the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon was working with the Nigerian Federal Government to extradite Igboho back to the country.
He said: “So many people have heard rumours in the past 24/48 hours. We know that God almighty is watching.
“If they are trying, they cannot be successful. If they are planning evil against Prof. Banji Akintoye and others, they are only trying but God’s power is superior.
“The enemies are trying to eliminate him (Igboho). Their plan is to eliminate him so that the Yoruba Nation agenda will be silenced, but God has shown that he is above them.
“If you think the legal route is what will set Igboho free, then we are wasting our time.
“Benin Republic judicial system is not working. Look at the way his case has been prolonged.
“I’ve spoken with our lawyer in Benin, and he told me that only the president can set him free.
“Now, diplomacy cannot work. We have to fight for our right.
“See the way they killed MKO Abiola, Funsho Williams – they were killed unjustly.
“We’ve issued so many ultimatum for Igboho’s release, but nothing has happened.”