Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho on Thursday appeared at the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, for immigration-related offences
Naija News had earlier reported that Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Igboho alongside his wife, Mrs Ropo Adeyemo, was arrested at the Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport on Monday night while attempting to flee to Germany.
Igboho was arrested by the security forces in Benin Republic about three weeks after the Department of State Services declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.
A court hearing scheduled for Wednesday had failed to hold.
The self-acclaimed freedom fighter was not brought to Court for the hearing by the Beninoise authorities.
The Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic where Sunday Igboho and his wife, were arraigned on Thursday has ordered the wife to be released this evening.
Court officialsrevealed that the court ruled that Igboho should be returned to custody.
“They just finished from court. The wife is to be released this night and Sunday is to remain in custody. The matter was adjourned till Friday,” an official said.
Extradition: Tension As Beninise Court Begins Hearing In Sunday Igboho’s Case
There is tension in the environment of Court D’Apeal of Cotonou as an extradition case involving Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho is been heard.
Some of the supporters of the Yoruba Nation agitator that spoke with Punch noted that the environment is tensed.
It was disclosed that many of the supporters, who did not know when the Yoruba rights activist arrived in court, trooped into the courtroom to see him.
3:00 pm: The Cour De’appal De in Cotonou has gone into recess and would reconvene by 4 pm today
A source has however told SaharaReporters that the activist is not for extradition to Nigeria.
1:00 pm: Sunday Igboho on Thursday afternoon arrived the court ahead of his arraignment by the authorities.
A source said, “Igboho may be arraigned for passport-related offences in the Benin Republic tomorrow. His Nigerian lawyers are here already. Yoruba leaders in the Benin Republic have been supportive as well.”
11:00 pm: Igboho supporters have stormed the court ahead of the activist trial on immigration-related offences.