The mother of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, is dead.
Igboho’s spokesperson, Olayomi Koiki, disclosed this via post on his Twitter handle, on Saturday.
“I can confirm today Saturday 22nd of July 2023 that Dr Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) mother died,” he tweeted.
The details about her death is still sketchy and it is unclear if Igboho will attend her burial.
Igboho has been in Benin Republic since July 2021.
His lawyer, Yomi Alliyu (SAN), had recently said his return to the country is on course.
Alliyu told The PUNCH Newspaper that he believed that Igboho would have no problem on his return to Nigeria provided he doesn’t resume his campaign for the separation of Yoruba from Nigeria.
Igboho declared the Yoruba nation’s sovereignty in March 2021.He started a campaign to chase killer herdsmen and kidnappers out of the South West states and went on to call on Yoruba in Hausa/Fulani or Igbo territories to return home.
He, however, fled Nigeria in July 2021 following the midnight invasion of his Ibadan residence by the operatives of the Department of States Services (DSS).
The attack led to at least one death, while some of his belongings were vandalised.
The DSS claimed that seven AK-47 rifles, pump-action guns, and 5,000 rounds of ammunition, charms and other weapons were recovered from his residence during the invasion.
Igboho, however, denied the claim and filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the DSS, obtaining N20 billion damages in a September 16, 2021 court judgement.
The judgment has since been set aside by the Ibadan Division of the Court of Appeal.