Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has expressed confidence in gaining freedom if returned to Nigeria by Benin Republic.
In a leaked audio, Igboho said he does not mind being jailed like the leader of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
He alleged that he was abandoned by lawyers in Benin Republic who collected a huge amount of money from him.
He said: “It is because of the situation I found myself in. If I am determined to get something done, nobody will resist me. When I insisted that the detention facility that I was kept here should be changed, they were forced to change it. I have accepted destiny. I am no longer scared of anyone. I am ready to face the judge that I am no longer scared of him. He should do whatever he likes.
“If they want to return me to Nigeria, they should go ahead. There is God there. Nnamdi Kanu is also in Nigerian custody and we are fighting a similar cause. I don’t care if I am returned to Nigeria too, I am ready.
“I have been here for almost two months and the lawyers didn’t show enough concern. I have senior lawyers in Nigeria who respect me. I have 42 lawyers defending me in Ibadan and they keep getting the victory.”
Igboho is currently in a detention facility in Benin Republic while four of his aides are in the custody of the Department of State Services(DSS).
The 48-year-old activist was arrested on July 19, 2021, by the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic, alongside his wife Ropo, on their way to Germany.