Enita Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, has set up a 28-member committee of South-west leaders to look into the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, in Benin Republic.
Some members of the committee are: Oba Olusola Alao, the Olugbon of Igbon; Senator Biodun Olujimi; Toyin Saraki; Segun Awolowo’; Doyin Okupe; Gbenga Daniel, and Muyiwa Ige.
Akin Osuntokun, coordinator of the committee, noted that the committee will look into the issues surrounding the arrest of Igboho and related matters.
“The Ooni of Ife inaugurated an advisory council comprising eminent Yoruba sons and daughters across the political spectrum. It is called the Ooni Caucus, he said.
“The inauguration ceremony had been scheduled over a month ago and it is just an accident that it coincided with reports of Sunday Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou. Nonetheless the council is actively interested in the new development and would appropriately respond in the nearest future.”
Igboho, a Yoruba activist, was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport with his wife, while on their way to Germany on Monday night.
It is reported that they are being held by Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou.
He was declared wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS) on July 1, after he escaped during a raid on his house in Ibadan, Oyo State, by operatives of the secret police.
Two people were killed by the DSS in the late night raid, with 12 of his associates arrested and later paraded in Abuja.
Igboho’s extradition hearing failed to take place at a court in Cotonou on Wednesday, after the Benin Republic government failed to present him in court for unknown reasons.