Yoruba Nation activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho has spoken and sent a message to his followers from Beninese prison.
Recall that on July 20, Sunday Igboho, wife alongside his brother, Ropo was nabbed at Cotonou airport by the security forces of the Republic of Benin when he attempted to flee Nigeria through the country.
He was arrested and detained on the request of Nigerian government who had declared him “wanted” after they invaded his Soka Ibadan house in Oyo State.
Beninese authority had failed to exradite the agitator to Nigeria after Nigerian government requested on the count that he was also accused of Beninese passport related issue.
Pending further judgement by Beninese court, Sunday Igboho has reportedly spoken from the Cotonou prison to keep his followers encouraged.
According to Sahara Reporters, the activist said that he has accepted his detention at a prison facility in the Republic of Benin as his “journey in life between me and God.”
The source further states that Igboho revealed in a leaked audio that he is not afraid of being extradited to Nigeria.
Speaking in a leaked audio obtained by SaharaReporters, the Yoruba activist said he wasn’t afraid of being extradited to Nigeria.
He said in Yoruba, “My journey in life is between me and my God, I have accepted my fate where I’m currently. I’m not afraid of anything again, except my God. Even if taken before the Judge, I’ll tell him I’m not afraid of him except God. He can do anything to me.
“Even if it’s Nigeria they want to take me to, I’m not afraid. At least Nnamdi Kanu is there, we are both fighting for the same cause. If they want to take me back to Nigeria, then no problem. I have been winning my cases in Nigeria, even (Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar) Malami was forced to appeal some of them. It got to a stage he claimed he wasn’t aware of DSS (Department of State Services) attack on my house. He claimed he didn’t send them.
“It wasn’t the power of the Beninese government that made me to be here, it was because God wanted it like that. And I’m sure God will soon release me from prison even if all lawyers say they are not ready to defend me again. I’m not afraid of anything or anybody again. If it’s Nigeria, let them take me there. My father was very powerful when he was alive, but he died. He and my mum were very poor. But look at me today, I’m rich.”