After efforts to secure release of embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, from detention in Cotonou appeared to be stalling, agitators and his supporters have disclosed that plans have been concluded to resume protest on Saturday, September 11 (tomorrow).
They argued that the resumption of demonstration was to drive home their point and bring to attention of Nigerians how their detained leader’s human human rights were being violated allegedly by the Cotonou authorities in collaboration with interested parties in Nigeria.
Also, they stated that the planned peaceful rally would be used solidarity and seek support for their embattled leader currently in detention in Cotonou, adding that other conflict resolution strategy would be deployed to secure the release of the freedom fighter.
Confirming the planned demonstration, Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, through a broadcast on Friday, disclosed that the rally would take place at the hometown of his embattled principal.
“Yoruba Nation Rally will be happening in the town of our Father Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho Oosa – Date: 11th of September 2021 – Time: 10:00am Host: Gbogbo Omo Yoruba Agbaye,” he said.
Igboho is from Aladikun compound in Modeke, Igboho, Oyo state. The 48-year-old agitator, who was first detained at the Brigade économique et financière (BEF), is at Prison Civile de Cotonou — Cotonou Civil Prison. In his last appearance in court, the Cour De’appal De Cotonou ordered that Igboho should be kept in prison custody.
It would be recalled that scores of Yoruba Nation agitators were dispersed by Nigerian Police, Oyo Command during a demonstration against the arrest and detention of their leader of Igboho, and his wife, Ropo, by the Benin Republic security agencies in July.
The protesters were said to have marched to Soka Bus Stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, where they mounted roadblocks at about 1:30 pm and chanted several songs to demand the release of Igboho and his wife from detention.
The demonstrators, who were armed with placards bearing different inscriptions, appealed that the Yorubas within the country and abroad including traditional leaders should support the effort to set Sunday Igboho free.