After six-hour hearing, Benin court releases Igboho’s wife, remands activist

The hearing of a case against the Yoruba Nation activist,  Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, lasted for more than six hours on Thursday at  Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic.

Igboho, who was arrested at Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou on Monday night, is being tried for immigration-related offences.

After three sessions, the court ordered the release of Igboho’s wife, Ropo, while the activist was returned to cell.

The sessions started at 10am and ended at about 8pm, but there were intermittent breaks during the hearing.

The hearing was adjourned till Friday, but it was gathered that the court might not sit today (Friday).

A member of Igboho’s legal team, Pelumi Olajengbesi, confirmed the development to The PUNCH on Thursday, adding that the team was hopeful that the court would grant bail to Igboho

Earlier, there was  anxiety among  supporters of the Yoruba Nation activist when  he arrived at the court on Thursday.

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