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22.07.2021 news JUST IN: Benin Republic Set to Rule over Igboho’s Extradition

Published 22nd Jul, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

The Benin Republic Government will determine on Thursday whether or not Sunday Adeyemo, the Yoruba Nation agitator popularly known as Sunday Igboho, will be extradited to Nigeria.

According to The Nation, Olayomi Koiki, Igboho’s spokesman, made this known during a live address, noting that the Benin  Republic Court will hold the hearing by 10 am. 

“I can confirm, he (Igboho) will have the opportunity to be heard at the Benin Republic court; they respect international law. It will be held today (Thursday) by God’s grace,” he said. 

“The sitting will be held at 10am at the Benin Republic court. The court will determine the fate of the extradition and we’ll also have the opportunity to present our case especially on the personality of Igboho.

“We know the magnitude of what the Nigerian government is trying to do if they try to get hold of Igboho but they will fail, by God’s grace.

“Their intention was to capture him (Igboho), but God fought for him.”

READ ALSO: Germany-Bound Igboho Arrested in Benin Republic

Before now,  the Nigerian government had placed Igboho on a watchlist, after the raid on his residence in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. 

Igboho would later be arrested on Monday evening at the Cotonou’s airport in Benin Republic by the security forces in the country.

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Published 22nd Jul, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

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