Sunday Igboho, a Yorubanation activist, has not been freed by Benin Republic authorities, contrary to social media rumors.
Igboho who has been on the wanted list of Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services, DSS was arrested at the airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic while he was trying to fly out to Germany on Monday evening.
He has since been in detention of the security operatives in Cotonou while a flurry of legal and diplomatic efforts have been initiated by his supporters and legal team to free him.
He was reportedly arrested alongside his wife.
But a viral news circulated on social media had indicated that he has been released and is on his way to Germany.
The rumour indicated that Igboho was released following pressure on Beninoise’s authority not to extradite him to Nigeria by some missions of western nations in the French country.
But a source told newsmen that the claim that the Yoruba nation agitator has been released is false.