Nobel Laurette, Professor Wole Soyinka has urged the Government Of Benin Republic to release the Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, to continue his journey.

Soyinka made this call on Friday while speaking with Journalists in Lagos during an interactive session titled, “Sanctions on the loose: Chasing the gnat with a sledgehammer.”


 The Elder Statesman maintained that Igbono committed no crime against Nigeria.

The Nobel laureate said Igboho’s offence was resisting tyranny of Fulani herdsmen against his people in Oyo State.

Soyinka said:  “I refuse to believe that Igboho committed any offence except agitating against Fulani tyranny on his people. He peacefully demonstrated his position. I can’t consider that to be decided a criminal. Agitating for secession is not a criminal act as long as it’s done peacefully. You don’t have to criminalise that.”

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