Benin Court Declines Immediate Extradition Of Igboho
The Court D’Appal of Cotonou has ordered that Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho should be kept in prison custody pending investigation and declined his immediate extradition to Nigeria.
The Court, which was expected to start hearing the case at 10:00 am, barred Journalists and supporters of Igboho who thronged its premises as early as 7:30 am when it commenced sitting at about 5:00 pm.
Back in Nigeria, Igboho is facing charges of trafficking in arms, inciting violence to disrupt public peace and agitating for secession.
Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, last Monday while trying to catch a flight to Germany.
Ropo, a German citizen was set free by the court on Thursday while Igboho was remanded in the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou.
Igboho was placed on the wanted list on July 1 by the State Security Service, after its operatives raided his Soka residence in Ibadan, killing two of his aides and arresting 12 others.