Allow Igboho to continue his journey, Soyinka tells Benin Republic


Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has urged the Republic of Benin to free Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.

Recall that Igboho went underground after the Department of State Service, DSS, raided his Ibadan residence killing two occupants and arrested 12 others who have been facing prosecution since then.

The secessionist leader was arrested in Cotonou, the Benin Republic capital enroute Germany alongside his wife, who was later let off the hook while he is still held and facing prosecution.

Soyinka at an interactive session titled, “Sanctions on the loose: Chasing the gnat with a sledgehammer,” called on the French colony to let go of Igboho saying the agitator committed no offence against Benin or Nigeria to warrant his ordeal.

His word, “What offence did he commit against your state that you’re holding him, instead of letting him continue his journey? He has not committed any offence against any known law in this country.

“Declaring an independent state is not out of our constitution. Since he’s doing it peacefully and collectively within the law, you do not criminalise that action.”

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