The Agbekoya farmers’ society of Nigeria has disclosed that it will deploy magical power to free detained Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, if the government of Benin Republic continues to hold him illegally.
Speaking during a peaceful rally on “State of the Nation” in Osogbo, Osun State capital on Thursday, the association’s President, Chief Kamorudeen Okikiola said Igoho was not criminal, but a freedom fighter and he had been held illegally through the influence of Nigerian government on Benin Republic.
“Sunday Igboho is not a criminal and we know he is being held illegally, Benin Republic Government has stopped taking him to court, hence, we demand that he should be released through legal means, if they refuse, we will use our magical power to get him out of the prison.
“I repeat, we Agbekoya, will get him out of Benin Republic detention and bring him back home”, he said.
On the Nigeria socio-economic situation, Okikiola called for a reversal to the 1960 constitution or restructure the country before the 2023 general elections, adding that without such step the country will not progress, irrespective of who is elected as president.
He decried the spate of insecurity across the country, warning of the grave consequences of taking the masses for granted by politicians.
Igboho is currently locked up in Benin Republic.
He was on July 20, 2021, arrested in Cotonou while trying to travel to Germany.
The Yoruba nation agitator fled Nigeria after he was declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS, following the alleged discovery of weapons in his Ibadan residence.
He, however, denied owning the weapons found in his house, stressing that they were planted there.