Sunday Igboho announces plan for 50th birthday amid Benin Republic ordeal

Sunday Igboho Adeyemo

Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has announced plans to celebrate his 50th birthday.

In an Instagram post on Saturday, the 49-year-old, who turns 50 on October 10, said he did not regret his struggle for freedom for the Yoruba race.

Sunday Igboho said he would select 50 of his followers on Instagram and send them money in celebration of his birthday.

He said, “The last one and half years have been so challenging, but I found consolation in the fact that it’s all in the quest to deliver and liberate my people, also that my people stood up that the struggle is for all the Yoruba race. My last year birthday met me in the custody of the authorities of Benin Republic where I was remanded, but all thanks to God Almighty and to some personalities that got me out.

“In the spirit of my birthday coming in few days, I will be choosing 50 lucky people to celebrate with from my online family. Selection will be random and without favoritism. They will be blessed each with the same amount. Lucky persons will be listed tomorrow.”

Sunday Igboho is unable to leave Benin Republic following his arrest last year while he was about to travel to Germany with his wife Ropo. His wife was released shortly after the arrest.

The self-determination activist gained prominence last year when he began spearheading the fight against herders who were allegedly perpetrating violence in the south-west.

Sunday Igboho fled Nigeria after operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) raided his house in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on July 1, 2021. He was declared wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms and ammunition among other allegations.