The Department of State Service (DSS) is yet to respond to the reported arrest of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho.
Naija News earlier reported that Sunday Igboho was arrested by security forces at the Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport, Benin Republic on Monday night.
It was learned that the agitator was travelling to Germany on Monday night after been declared by the Department of State Services for allegedly stockpiling arms.
A top source familiar told The PUNCH that Igboho will be repatriated to Nigeria on Tuesday (today) from Benin Republic.
“He was arrested in Cotonou while he tried to travel out on Monday night. His destination was Germany. The security forces in Benin Republic should repatriate him to Nigeria on Tuesday,” the source said.
During a briefing on July 1, 2021, DSS spokesman, Peter Afunaya, its operatives had raided Igboho’s residence early on Thursday based on an intelligence report.
He added that the security team engaged nine men suspected to be Igboho’s guards in a gun duel and killed two of his men.
Afunaya had said: “A team of joint security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeyemo at Soka in Ibadan. This was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place.
“On approach to his residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine men suspected to be Igboho’s guards. Six were armed with AK-47 guns and three others with pump-action rifles.
“In the course of the exchange, two of the armed men were gunned down, while the rest were subdued and arrested. Only one operative, who was shot by the assailants in his right hand, sustained injury. He has, however, received medical attention and is very stable.
“The gun duel, which lasted an hour, offered Igboho the chance to escape. Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, is now on the run.
“Igboho may run as far as he can. He may hide as long as he wants…But this will be the end of his shenanigans.”