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FG fails to file extradition case against Igboho as Beninese court adjourns hearing


Court restricts DSS from arresting Igboho

The Beninese court sitting on the immigration-related charges of embattled Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has adjourned the case to Monday, July 26.

WuzupNigeria reported that Igoboho, after appearing for trial on Thursday, was remanded in the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou pending the submission of charges by the Nigerian Government.

Recall that the Yoruba Nation agitator and his wife, Ropo, were apprehended on Monday night while trying to fly to Germany at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou.

However, The Nation, quoting the Media Communications Secretary of the Yoruba self-determination groups’ umbrella body Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO) Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, revealed why the case was adjourned.

The statement said: “The Lawyers handling the case reported after the proceedings that Chief Sunday Adeyemo lgboho cannot be extradited to Nigeria for two principal reasons:

“1. That contrary to insinuations, Nigeria and Benin have no Extradition Agreement

“2. That Nigeria has not been able to come up with charges that could lead the court to order lgboho’s extradition to Nigeria.”

“What Nigerian Government came up with were mere allegations against Ighoho such as trafficking in arms and inciting violence that could result in the social disturbance without evidence…”

More to come…