‘May we not witness war’, Sunday Igboho says in first video after release

Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho, has warned against war.

He said this in a video that surfaced after his release from detention on Wednesday.

In the video, Igboho was seen discussing the war between Ukraine and Russia.

“Let’s hope that this Ukraine crisis won’t lead to a third world war. May God not let us witness war in the world,” Igboho said.

The PUNCH had reported that Igboho, who fled the country to avoid arrest was given a conditional release from prison in neighbouring Benin eight months after he was detained there.

Igboho had been detained in Benin’s commercial capital Cotonou on accusations of “criminal association”.

His lawyers told The PUNCH that Igboho can’t leave Benin until the completion of his case.

Igboho, who escaped from a deadly raid on his Ibadan residence by the operatives of the Department of State Service on July 1, 2021, was arrested in Benin Republic on his way to Germany on July 19 together with his wife, Ropo. His wife was released earlier.

Police at the time accused Igboho and his associates of planning to wage a violent insurrection against the Nigerian state.

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