Updated: Prof. Soyinka had nothing to do with Igboho's release

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Yomi Aliyu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Sunday Igboho’s lawyer, has retracted his statement concerning Professor Wole Soyinka’s role in the release of the Yoruba nation agitator.

Igboho was conditionally released from Benin Republic prison on Monday after spending 231 days.

However, Aliyu on Monday night said Prof. Soyinka played a vital role in the turnaround of the matter.

In a statement issued via his Facebook page on Monday night, he said:

“I am to inform all the followers of Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa that he has been released from prison to his medical practitioners.

“Praises should be given to two prominent Yoruba personalities to wit Prof Wole Soyinka and Prof Akintoye for this turnaround in our client’s matter”.

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However, on Tuesday morning, Aliyu said Prof. Soyinka had nothing to do with Igboho’s release.

The lawyer made the U-turn via a statement titled “correction.”

He said: “Prof Wale Adeniran was meant NOT Prof Wole Soyinka who had nothing to do with the release of Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa.”

Aliyu added that Igboho is also hale and healthy.

He said: “We will ever continue to appreciate the immense contributions of Prof Wale Adeniran for the laudable role he played in negotiating the conditional release of our client.”

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