Sunday Igboho’s Case Adjourned Till Monday
Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho has had his case at the Cour De’appal De Cotonou adjourned till Monday.
Hearing was adjourned till today on Thursday when he faced a charge of using a forged Beninese passport.
Media Communications Secretary of the Yoruba self-determination groups’ umbrella body Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO) Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, confirmed the adjournment in a statement issued today.
He said the adjournment was to enable the Buhari Government bring up whatever evidence it has to justify Igboho’s extradition to Nigeria.
Adeleye said: “The Lawyers handling the case reported after the proceedings that Chief Sunday Adeyemo lgboho cannot be extradited to Nigeria for two principal reasons:
The first is that Nigeria and Benin have no Extradition Agreement.
Second, 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,” Maxwell said.
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.
The court also ordered that Igboho’s wife, Ropo Adeyemo be freed.
Both were bound for Germany on Monday, when they were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou.