Prof. Wole Soyinka, a popular and well respected Nobel laureate, has been rumoured to have travelled to Cotonou, Benin Republic with intents to visit the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
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The Noble Award winner and literary icon, according to unconfirmed reports was on Sunday, May 1, 2022, was spotted at the Seme border around, crossing to Cotonou, the capital city of Benin Republic.
He was then met by a large excited crowd while waiting to complete immigration formalities and he was repeatedly asked where he was headed. His response shocked several as he clearly stated that he was on a visit to Sunday Igboho to break the Muslim fast with him.
It’ll be worth noting that neither Wole Soyinka nor Sunday Ighoho was a Muslim, but the learned professor asserted that it made no difference, adding that he had wished to see Igboho, so as to sympathise with his predicament.
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“Ramadan is as good as any other season to express non-denominational solidarity,” added the Professor. Igboho was arrested in Cotonou on July 20, 2021, while trying to flee to Germany as the Nigerian government had declared him wanted.
He was arrested with his wife, Ropo, who was later released. Igboho spent eight months in prison before he was released by the Benin Republic government on health grounds, but he is not allowed to leave the country.
Igboho had been at the forefront of agitation for the Yoruba Nation in Nigeria until his house was invaded by the Department of State Services (DSS) in Ibadan. He managed to flee while some of his aides were killed and others arrested.