Sunday Igboho: Obasanjo intervenes, reportedly meets Beninese President
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo reportedly met with Benin Republic President, Patrice Talon over the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho debacle.
According to The Cable, Obasanjo had travelled to Zanzibar in Tanzania on August 1 and rerouted to the Francophone nation in a condolence visit to Nicephore Soglo on his wife’s demise. Roseline was 87 years old.
Soglo was Beninese President from 1991 to 1996 and was one of the African leaders who intervened when the late General Sani Abacha jailed Obasanjo in 1995.
Obasanjo was said to have met with Talon after his condolence visit to Soglo.
Igboho is in trouble in Nigeria and the Benin Republic. While the latter is probing the passport he carried, Nigerian authorities accuse him of planning to stage a war against the state.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou on Monday night, July 19 while trying to catch a flight to Germany.
This publication had also reported that the Department of State Services (DSS) has launched a manhunt for Igboho, who it declared wanted after invading his Soka residence, Ibadan following intelligence reports he was stockpiling arms.
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