Sources in the diplomatic, close the former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo say’s the Ex president travelled to Zanzibar, an island in Tanzania, on August 1 and rerouted to the Francophone country.
He was said to have travelled to Benin Republic in the guise of condoling with Nicephore Soglo who recently lost his wife – Roseline Soglo.
Roseline died on July 25 at the age of 87 in Cotonou.
Soglo was president of Benin Republic from 1991 to 1996.
TheCable understands the former Beninise president and Obasanjo have maintained a warm relationship over the years.
“He’s asking the Beninise authorities to grant the separatist leader asylum, and not to return him to Nigeria.
“The former president intervened on the request of some south-west leaders.”
Igboho was arrested by Beninise security forces while attempting to flee to Germany.
The Department of State Services (DSS) raided his residence in Oyo on July 1, killing two people and arresting 12 of his supporters.
He has been in detention in Cotonou since his arrest.
An aide of Obasanjo confirmed the former president was in Benin Republic.
TheCable learnt Obasanjo returned to Nigeria by road through Idiroko land border in Ogun stat