Professor Wole Soyinka, the favored Nigerian Playwright, has referred to the federal government of the Republic of Benin to release Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly often known as Sunday Igboho, to continue his journey.
Talking with journalists in Lagos on Friday throughout an interactive session titled, “Sanctions on the loose: Chasing the gnat with a sledgehammer,” the elder statesman stated the secessionist didn’t commit any crime in opposition to Nigeria.
Males of the Department of State Services on July 1, 2021, raided the Ibadan, Oyo State, residence of the activist, killed two and arrested 12 of his aides.
Igboho later fled to the Republic of Benin the place he was arrested alongside his spouse on July 19, 2021, by the International Criminal Police Organisation on the Cadjehoun Airport in Cotonou on their method to Germany.
His spouse, Ropo, was released and Igboho is going through unlawful migration fees within the West African nation and in search of asylum to evade Federal Authorities request for his extradition to face allegations of stockpiling arms which he had denied.
The Nobel laureate stated Igboho’s offence was resisting tyranny of Fulani herdsmen in opposition to his individuals in Oyo State.
Soyinka stated, “I refuse to consider that Igboho committed any offence besides agitating in opposition to Fulani tyranny on his individuals. He peacefully demonstrated his place. I can’t contemplate that to be determined a prison. Agitating for secession isn’t a prison act so long as it’s accomplished peacefully. You don’t should criminalise that.”