A Benin Republic Court, Cour De’Appel De Cotonou has declined the extradition of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho to Nigeria, ordering that he remain in its country’s prison pending further investigation.
The decision was made after a 13-hour hearing at the court held behind closed doors as the court limited attendance to lawyers, Igboho’s wife, Ropo, and a few others on Monday, July 26, after which Igboho was returned to his cell.
Recall that Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested on Monday, July 19, 2021, by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on their way to Germany.
They were arraigned on Thursday, July 22, 2021, but the Beninese court adjourned the case till Monday, July 26. However, Ropo, who is a German citizen was set free by the court on July 22 while Igboho remained in the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou.
Following this, the Nigerian government have been seeking ways to extradite the Yoruba Nation agitator to Nigeria, but the Beninese court declined the extradition of Igboho to Nigeria.