BREAKING: Igboho Remains In Custody As Beninese Court Adjourns Case To Monday
Daily Metro News NG
The court hearing of embattled Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho over immigration-related issues has been adjourned to Monday, July 26.
The Court on Thursday evening ordered that Igboho be remanded in the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou pending the submission of charges by the Nigerian Government.
Recall that Daily Metro News NG reported, Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou on Monday while traveling to Germany through Benin Republic.
In a statement by the Media Communications Secretary of the Yoruba self-determination groups’ umbrella body Ilana Omo Oodua, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, said the case has been adjourned till Monday 26th July to allow the Federal Government submit its evidence against Igboho.
The statement reads; “The Lawyers handling the case reported after the proceedings that Chief Sunday Adeyemo lgboho cannot be extradited to Nigeria for two principal reasons:
“1. That contrary to insinuations, Nigeria and Benin have no Extradition Agreement
“2. 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…”
The Federal Government of Nigeria have failed to submit any substantial evidence against Sunday Ighoho which has stalled further proceedings on the extradition hearing.