How Igboho was arrested, Buratai, Travel agent’s connections


An unnamed travel agent and the former Chief of Army Staff, now Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.) are reportedly instrumental to the arrest of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.

Accused of stockpiling arms, the long arm of the law finally caught up with Igboho who had been on the run.

The separatist leader was arrested in the early hours of Monday in Cotonou, Benin Republic alongside his wife, Ropo, on a flight. They were reportedly heading to Germany.

Buratai and an unnamed travel agent, according to Punchng have hands in Igboho’s apprehension.

The report said there as an initial problem the secessionist leader encountered with his travelling arrangement. And unknown to him, the person handling his travelling was in the custody of the security operatives and on the pretext that he(Igboho) was good to go the travel agent invited him over only to be picked up.

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“But the travel agent called back saying the matter had been resolved.  But on going back, he was arrested. He was trying to travel to Germany when he was apprehended.

“A lot of people made effort to resolve the matter but we discovered that the Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic (Tukur Buratai) was already aware and he said that he (Igboho) must be extradited,” source told the paper.

It was also reported that the former Chief of Staff had long written to Benin Republic asking the government to arrest and extradite Igboho if he set foot on the French colony’s soil.


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