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Obasanjo In Benin Republic Over Igboho’s Release

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is said to be in the Benin Republic, where he is reportedly effectuating the release of embattled Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo known widely as Sunday Igboho.

The former president flew to Zanzibar, a Tanzanian island, on August 1 and then redirected to the Francophone country.

According to source familiar with Obasanjo’s travel itinerary said: “He also met with Patrice Talon. The purpose of the meeting was to seek soft-landing for Sunday Igboho.

“He’s asking the Beninese authorities to grant the separatist leader asylum, and not to return him to Nigeria.

“The former president intervened on the request of some southwest leaders.”

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari has hit out at former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, asking him to mind his utterances as he also contributed to the current chaos in the country.

“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.

An aide of Obasanjo confirmed the former president was in Benin Republic.

Obasanjo reportedly returned to Nigeria by road across the Idiroko land border in Ogun state.

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