Sunday Adeyemo, Yoruba activist popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo has been released from prison in Benin Republic where he was detained.

Mr Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho regained his freedom on Monday, his lawyer, Yomi Alliyu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said in a statement.

Mr Aliyu said his client was released on health grounds with the condition not to leave the nation’s capital, Cotonou.

“I am to inform you that Chief Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Igboho, has been released from prison to his medical practitioners under the agreement that he should not leave the medical centre or Cotonou for any reason,” the lawyer said.

“Praises should be given to two prominent Yoruba personalities to wit: Prof. Wole Soyinka and Prof. Akintoye for this turn around in our client’s matter,” he acknowledged.

The secessionist was incarcerated in July 2021 when he fled the country to Benin Republic en route Germany before his arrest.