Benin Republic extends Igboho’s detention by 6 months

The detention of Yoruba Nation activist Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been extended by six months by the government of the Republic of Benin.

Counsel for the detained activist, Chief Yomi Aliyyu, disclosed in a chat with Punch Newspaper report on Sunday.

This is contrary to what a lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said on Friday that Igboho would soon be released.

Aliyu said the Benin Republic renewed Ignoho’s incarceration despite that there was no criminal charge against him and no extradition request from the Nigerian Government.

He said, “Contrary to what was speculated in the news by a lawyer, the government of the Republic de Benin has renewed the incarceration of Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa for another six months even though there is no criminal charge in their file in Cotonou and without extradition request from Nigeria.”

Asked if his client would take any step to challenge the extension of his detention, Aliyyu said he would approach the court of the Economic Community of West African States.

“We will approach the ECOWAS Court which they never obeyed,” he added. •

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