Yoruba monarchs in Benin Republic, on Monday, submitted a letter to the President of the country, Patrice Talon, over Igboho’s detention.
The monarchs’ letter was submitted to the President after his meeting with Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd.), who also presented his letter of credence.
The letter was jointly signed by the Onikoyi Abesan-an, Alajase of Ajase land, Onimase of Imase land, Oniohorige of Ohori, Onnilaase of Ilase land, Onikrake of Kraka land from Seme town, and Alajuwon of Ajuwon land, who is the President of the Council of Obas.
It was learnt that a copy of the letter was submitted to the country’s Minister of Interior and the Senate President.
The monarchs were said to have told President Talon not to take sides with Nigeria.
It was also learnt that the monarchs urged him “not to allow the country to be used by Nigeria to score political points.”
The spokesman for the Aare Onakankafo of Yorubaland, Kehinde Aderemi, said his boss, Gani Adams, had been informed of the Benin Republic monarchs’ action.
Aderemi stated, “Yes, they called him (Adams) this morning to give an update. He commended their actions.