Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was reportedly met with the President of Benin Republic in the first week of August, 2021 over continued detention of Yoruba Activist, Sunday Igboho.
“Former President Obasanjo travelled to Zanzibar on August 1. Perhaps to conceal his trip; he rerouted to Benin Republic,” one of the sources told TheCable.
“He was to condole with former President Soglo who recently lost his wife.”
Another source who was also privy to Obasanjo’s trip said: “He also met with Patrice Talon. The purpose of the meeting was to seek soft-landing for Sunday Igboho.
“He’s asking the Beninise authorities to grant the separatist leader asylum, and not to return him to Nigeria.
“The former president intervened on the request of some south-west leaders.”
Igboho was arrested by Beninise security forces while attempting to flee to Germany.
The Department of State Services (DSS) raided his residence in Oyo on July 1, killing two people and arresting 12 of his supporters.
He has been in detention in Cotonou since his arrest.
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