Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Igboho has been reportedly arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
According to The Nation, Igboho’s media aide, Olayomi Koiki has also fled the country following the raiding of the Oyo-state born activist.
Igboho was arrested at an Airport in Cotonou on Monday night while trying to travel to Germany.
Several supporters who are close to the embattled agitator confirmed his arrest to The Nation on Tuesday.
One of them said Igboho had a Benin Republic passport and was on his way to Germany before he was arrested on Monday night. “It would have been difficult for authorities to arrest him outside the country. He had a German passport with 10-years validity.
“Forget the insinuations and reports that his location was tracked in Nigeria, it was difficult for intelligent sources to track his location, he has been in an undisclosed location in Benin Republic since about two weeks.”
Operatives of the Department for State Security (DSS) on July 1 raided his Soka, Ibadan residence where two of his men were killed and 13 supporters arrested.
Igboho escaped the raid and was later declared wanted by the Service. He had gone undergrounds since then.
The Federal Government had alerted Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) formations to be on the watch out for agitator, disclosing Igboho had perfected plans to flee the country.