Daily Trust

Nigerian detained in Benin Republic freed


A Nigerian activist, Dr Kunle Garb, who was arrested and prosecuted by the Benin Republic, has been released.

Our correspond­ent gathered that Garb was arrested at Igbokofi market on Thursday, June 24 in Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State about three weeks ago by Benin Republic police.

It was further gathered that Garb was arrested for resisting encroachme­nt on the Nigeria land by Beninoise citizens.

Garb, in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday, said he was released on Tuesday night from Porto-Novo prisons.

Garb described his arrest and his subsequent detention as unlawful, saying he had no regrets of passing through hell in the Benin Republic prisons.

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