The government of Benin has released the leader of the Yoruba movement in Nigeria Sunday Ighoho. Ighoho was released because he could not see a doctor at the hospital on the condition that he would not leave the hospital or Cotonou for any reason, as one of his lawyers Yomi Aliyu confirmed to the BBC.
Republic of Benin releases Sunday Ighoho
He said Professor Wole Soyinka had helped Sunday Ighoho go to the hospital. In July 2021, Sunday Ighoho, the founder of the Oduduwa Yoruba State, was arrested. Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, was charged with entering the country illegally without attempting to provoke a dispute, but he denied the allegations. Igboho fled Nigeria and crossed into Benin after a police raid on his home in early July 2021, killing two of his children.