“We All Know He Has Committed no Crime” Professor Banji Akintoye Speaks on Sunday Igboho’s Arrest
Leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Banji Akintoye, has confirmed the arrest of freedom fighter Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, in Benin Republic.
Akintoye said he received the information on Monday night, adding that plans are already underway to provide him with reliable legal services to prevent his extradition to Nigeria.
In a statement personally signed by him, Akintoye called on all Yoruba people within and beyond the shores of Nigeria to come out and ensure that their ancestral land is not defeated by invaders.
He alleged that some people are trying to suppress or even eliminate Sunday Igboho because he stood up to defend his kinsmen, women and children who are being massively killed and raped in their ancestral homeland.
“For a start, we must all see to it now that Sunday Ighoho will get his freedom back so as to be able to move and operate as a free person. We all know he has committed no crime.
“We know, furthermore, that for the protection of his people who are being brutalized, he has joined hands with many of his brethren to take the legally-appropriate step, namely to seek the intervention of the International Criminal Court”, Akintoye said.