Some aggrieved supporters of popular Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Igboho, on Wednesday took to the streets of Ibadan, Oyo State capital to demand for the immediate and unconditional release of the activist.
The supporters of Igboho converged at his residence in Soka area of Ibadan before storming the streets of Ibadan, chanting solidarity songs.
While pressing home their demands, the protesters displayed several placards with inscriptions such as, ‘Free Igboho’; ‘Free Oloye Igboho’, among others.
Recall that Igboho was apprehended in Cotonou, Benin Republic while allegedly trying to flee to Germany on Monday. The activist was still in the custody of the security operatives in Benin Republic as at Wednesday.
Following the arrest of Igboho, his spokesman Olayomi Koiki, had earlier issued a statement to call for a protest in a bid to demand the release of his principal.
Koiki in the statement said: “Please we beg all agitators to converge at Chief Sunday Igboho’s house for a peaceful demonstration to show the world the kind of person he is as one of the conditions given for his release.
“Please let’s all be at his house in Soka, Ibadan, before 12 o’clock today, thanks and God bless Yoruba nation now.”
Also, some Yoruba Nation agitators packed a court in Cotonou, Benin Republic, where the extradition hearing of Igboho is scheduled to hold, Thursday, according to reports.
A posted on the Facebook page of Koiki, Igboho’s media aide, showed protesters in Cotonou, singing solidarity song and demanding freedom for Igboho. Igboho’s supporters in Benin Republic, whose population is said to be made up of about 40% of citizens of Yoruba origins, also demanded an independent nation of Yoruba people.
According to them, the Benin Republic justice system cannot be compromised as they expressed optimism that Igboho would be freed.