Igboho supporters’ clash with thugs leave one person dead in Oyo


One person has been reportedly killed on Saturday following a clash between some supporters of Sunday Adeyemo, a ‘Yoruba nation’ agitator better known as Sunday Igboho, and suspected thugs.

In a report monitored on The Cable, Yomi Alliyu (SAN), Igboho’s lawyer, confirmed the development.

He however said details of the incident were still sketchy , but added that it was an attack that took place in Oyo on Saturday afternoon.

“From what I heard, one person was killed in the attack and one person was injured,” he said.

“The attack was carried out by members of road transport workers. It happened this afternoon.”

He was arrested shortly after the Nigerian government declared him wanted following a raid by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on his residence.

A Beninese court had also blocked the extradition of Igboho to Nigeria, ruling that the activist be remanded in prison pending further hearing.

Meanwhile, on February 7, Alliyu had said contrary to speculations that his client would soon be released, the latter’s detention period in Benin Republic has been extended by six months.

“Contrary to what was speculated in the news by a lawyer, the government of the Republic de Benin has renewed the incarceration of chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a. Igboho Oosa for another six months, even though there is no criminal charge in their file in Cotonou and without extradition request from Nigeria,” he had said.

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