World Benin: The Yoruba Sunday Igboho activist threatened with extradition to Nigeria

06:27  22 july  2021
06:27  22 july  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Supporters of di yoruba Nation activist enta di Lagos-Ibadan express road to protest with placards wey dem write different things inside and hala say dem no want wetin happun to MKO Abiola to happun to Sunday Igboho . Di protesters add say dem no want di goment of Benin Republic to hand over ( extradite ) Sunday Igboho to Nigeria , instead make dey just release am. Dis protest dey happun afta rumour bin spread yesterday night say dem release Igboho afta some high diplomatic intervention.

A Nigerian activist accused by the authorities of plotting a violent insurrection has been detained in neighbouring Benin and is due to be sent back to Nigeria , according to reports in Nigerian media on Tuesday. Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of a group campaigning for a southeastern region to secede, was arrested in an undisclosed location outside of Nigeria and returned to Abuja in June to face trial. read more. Igboho , who belongs to the Yoruba ethnic group that is one of Nigeria 's three largest, has risen to prominence in recent months with calls for herdsmen from the Fulani ethnic group to be driven out

La cour d'appel de Cotonou. Avril 2021 (image d'illustration). © RFI / AURORE LARTIGUE The Cotonou Court of Appeal. April 2021 (image of illustration).

Nigerian activist Sunday Igboho, a rally organizer in early July for the creation of a "Yoruba" nation could be presented to the Prosecutor on Thursday in Cotonou. The secessionist was arrested on Monday in the Benin Capital by the police and borders police. He had fled his country, after a descent of Nigerian services at his home of Ibadan 150 km from the Mégapole Lagos. The authorities of Nigeria asked for his arrest and extradition.

with our correspondent in Cotonou, Jean-Luc ApLogan

Wednesday, Nigerian sources, relayed by social networks had announced the release of the activist arrested Monday at Cotonou airport. The information is false, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho is still custody of the criminal brigade. He has been there since Monday night.

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ABUJA – A Nigerian activist accused by the authorities of plotting a violent insurrection has been detained in neighbouring Benin and is due to be sent back to Nigeria , according to reports in Nigerian media on Tuesday. Sunday Adeyemo, more commonly known in Nigeria by his nickname of The DSS said Igboho and his group were planning “to wage a violent insurrection against the Nigerian state”, and called on him to turn himself in. Euronews provides articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.

Yoruba activist , Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho , was reportedly arrested by security operatives in Cotonou, Benin Republic, yesterday, for immigration offences. Igboho , who was arrested with his wife, was allegedly accused of possessing the country’s passport, sparking While an account said Igboho was arrested Monday night after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by the DSS, another account said the Federal Government arrested Igboho throuigh INTERPOL in the Benin Republic. According to reports, a source privy to his departure from Nigeria said he had perfected

On Wednesday, he suffered his first examination, a hearing led by the judicial police who lasted about two hours according to our information. The separatist responded on the facts that his country blame him namely: "Detention and arms trafficking, incentive to rebellion". A Beninese lawyer, which he requested the assistance was present at his side.

Indeed, on July 3 he had organized a demonstration in his country, "Pro-Yoruba Land" dispersed with tear gas fire and actual ball shots according to witnesses.

According to our information, his wife came to see him in Cotonou was also heard by the Beninese police.

The couple will normally be presented this Thursday to the prosecutor. His decision is very awaited, we will see if the Beninese justice will deliver or not, Sunday Igboho to the Nigerian authorities.

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