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Extradition: Sunday Igboho Arrives Beninise Court


Extradition: Sunday Igboho Arrives Beninise CourtYoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho has arrived Cour De’appal De Cotonou, ahead of his arraignment by the authorities of Benin Republic.

Igboho, who was arrested on Monday by International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, may be tried for immigration-related offences.

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The activist and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the airport when they wanted to catch a flight to Germany.

A source familiar with the matter told ThePunch;

He (Igboho) was arrested in Cotonou on Monday night while he tried to travel. He was already at the airport with a passport. The immigration officers suspected his passport and so they stopped him. In the process, they discovered he was the one.

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Many Yoruba-speaking supporters of the activist were seen on the court premises on Thursday afternoon.

It would be recalled that Nigerian secret police had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 of his aides and killed two of them in a gun duel.

Igboho was accused of stockpiling arms to destabilise Nigeria but he has denied the allegation.

The activist, who went underground after he was declared wanted, was, however, apprehended on Monday night in Cotonou.

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It was learnt that the Nigerian government had written the Interpol in the Francophone West African nation to hunt Igboho.

However, the Nigerian government reportedly planned to extradite the activist on Wednesday (yesterday) but Benin Republic insisted that it would not be part of any process that was against due process.

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