Real reason Soyinka visited Igboho in Cotonou- Sources

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Sunday visited Sunday Adeyemo ‘Igboho’ in Cotonou, the Republic of Benin, to express solidarity with the Nigerian separatist leader and Professor Banji Akintoye, the chairman of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), according to sources.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to another source, the meeting, which was held behind closed doors, was to “map out strategies on achieving an independent nation.”

It was further learned that the meeting “may not be unconnected with the bid for Igboho’s total freedom and return to Nigeria.”

Recall that Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested on July 19, 2021, by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, on their way to Germany.

Beninoise officials later released his wife but Igboho remained in detention until March this year, when they released him on the condition that he remain in the country “for the time being under full security,” according to his lawyer, Yomi Aliyu.

Last year, Soyinka joined other Nigerians to condemn the invasion of Igboho’s home in Ibadan, Oyo State, by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

At least two of Igboho’s supporters were killed during the incident.

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