BENIN REPUBLIC COURT ADJOURNS SUNDAY IGBOHO’S HEARING TILL MONDAY
The Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, has adjourned the hearing of the case of Yoruba Nation agitator and secessionist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho, till Monday July 26.
This was made known in a statement by Media Communications Secretary of the Yoruba self-determination groups’ umbrella body Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO) Mr. Maxwell Adeleye.
He said the adjournment would allow the Federal Government to bring up whatever evidence they may have against Igboho.
It said: “The Lawyers handling the case reported after the proceedings that Chief Sunday Adeyemo lgboho cannot be extradited to Nigeria for two principal reasons:
‘’ That contrary to insinuations, Nigeria and Benin have no Extradition Agreement
“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.”
Recall that the Beninise court ruled on Thursday that 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 the next date of adjournment.
The two were arrested at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou on Monday while they were trying to catch a flight to Germany.