Pelumi Olajengbesi, lawyer of Oduduwa Republic agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, simply known as Sunday Igboho, has said his client was not arrested but he surrendered himself to security agents.
The lawyer said the Yoruba freedom fighter surrendered himself because he believes in justice for his people.
“Truly he was arrested and I have confirmed that. We are making efforts to ensure that he is fine. You know the Department of State Services declared him wanted.
“As a matter of fact, let me tell you now. That Sunday Igboho was arrested simply because he wanted to make himself available to the government. If not, Sunday Igboho is not someone who can be arrested that way. But because he believes that the journey to justice for the Yoruba people and for the Nigerian state to be able to live in peace may be needed for him to be available, that was why,” he told newsmen on Tuesday.
Igboho was arrested by security operatives in an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic, while trying to flee to Germany and efforts are said to be ongoing towards repatriating him to Nigeria.
The Department of State Services, DSS, had recently declared Igboho wanted, after his residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, was invaded.