News from Cotonou, Benin Republic, has it that the rumoured court proceeding against Yoruba nation activist Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, could not hold on Wednesday.
The Nigerian was not produced at the court, dashing the hopes of many of his admirers, who had stormed the court, Paequet, in their number to register their solidarity with Igboho.
According to BBC Yorubas reports, Igboho is being held at the police station called Brigade De Criminel at Berlier in Cotonou.
It was gathered that many people have gathered at the court to witness the appearance of Igboho in court. People were mobilized from Nigeria as well as Yorubas living in Cotonou. They, however, left the court with disappointment.
He has not been brought to the court as at the time of filling this report.
Igboho reportedly initially escaped arrest at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic before his eventual arrest around 8pm on Monday.
Igboho and his wife, Ropo, at first, were said to have escaped arrest but a travel agent was used to lure them back to the airport.
The Punch reports that a top security source revealed how Igboho was arrested on Monday. “He (Igboho) was arrested in Cotonou on Monday night while he tried to travel. He was already at the airport with a passport. The immigration officers suspected the passport and so they stopped him. In the process, they discovered he was the one. He was able to escape in the course of discussion and we were grateful to God for that.
“But the travel agent called back saying the matter had been resolved. But on going back, he was arrested. He was trying to travel to Germany when he was apprehended.