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Stop Igboho’s extradition to Nigeria, UK-based group tells Germany


Beninese police disperse supporters, journalists as judge returns Igboho to custody

A group based in the United Kingdom, Yoruba UK Governing Body, has charged Germany to stop Benin Republic from extraditing Yoruba Nation activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, to Nigeria.

This comes after Igboho, as reported by WuzupNigeria, was arrested alongside his wife, Ropo, via INTERPOL at a Benin Rep airport while attempting to board a flight to Germany and was expected to be extradited to the office of the Department of State Services in Abuja.

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However, in a letter to the German Ambassador in Cotonou, Hans-Jorg Neumann, titled, ‘Re: Urgent help for German resident innocently arrested abroad’, the group urged the Germans to sweep into action.

The PUNCH reports that the letter was co-signed on Tuesday by the group’s Executive Council Chief Officer, Adebayo Odusanya; and its Independent Council Chief Officer, Isaac Okebiorunkosi.

“We seek urgent help from the German government and the German Embassy at the Republic du Benin where he was arrested on 19 July 2021 to prevent his extradition to Nigeria. Mr Adeyemo has his family based in Germany and this action against him is against his fundamental human rights and will result in traumatising them.

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“Evidence demonstrates that the present government of Nigeria has no respect for the rule of law and are highly likely to dehumanise him as they are known to do. Mr Adeyemo is an activist for fair treatment for his native Yoruba people who are being continually killed, maimed, have their wives and women raped and their farms and properties destroyed.

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“We, therefore, beseech you to take this matter forwards with the urgency and gravity required of the situation,” the statement read.