Sunday Igboho to appear in Cotonou court today
Supporters of Yoruba nation activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho have stormed the Cour De’appal De Cotonou ahead of his trial stated to hold today by 10:00 am.
According to the BBC Yoruba, Igboho’s wife, Ropo, and some traditional monarchs have been sighted at the court premises.
Recall that Sunday Igboho and his wife Ropo were arrested in Cotonou last Monday while trying to catch Germany’s flight.
The Beninese court ruled Igboho’s wife, Ropo should be released unconditionally as there were no charges against her.
The court, however, ruled that Igboho be remanded in police custody till Monday.
The lawyers handling the case reported after the proceedings that lgboho cannot be extradited to Nigeria for two reasons. According to him, they include: Contrary to insinuations, Nigeria and Benin have no Extradition Agreement.
Nigeria has not been able to come up with charges that could lead the court to order lgboho’s extradition to Nigeria.
The Federal Government will however be allowed to bring up whatever evidence they may have against Igboho.
Igboho was earlier declared wanted by the Department of State Services for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he denied.