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BREAKING: Obasanjo meets Benin Republic leaders over Sunday Igboho

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly met with some leaders in Benin Republic to negotiate asylum for Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho.

It was gathered that OBJ pleaded with the country’s leadership not to allow Igboho’s extradition to Nigeria. He made the plea when he made a condolence visit to Nicephore Soglo, a former president of Benei republic who recently lost his wife.

The former President had travelled to Tanzania on August 1 and rerouted to Benin, according to TheCable.

“He’s asking the Beninese authorities to grant the separatist leader asylum, and not to return him to Nigeria,” a source in the Benin diplomatic circle was quoted to have said. “The former president intervened on the request of some south-west leaders.”

TrackNews Online earlier reported that Igboho entered hot water while trying to escape to Germany with his wife through Benin Republic.

Igboho has been on the run since the Department of State Security Services, DSS raided his Soka residence in Ibadan, Oyo state. Several arms, ammunition, charms and fake passports were recovered during the raid. He is a wanted man in Nigeria.

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