Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, is expected to be arraigned for immigration-related offenses in Benin Republic today.

 

Igboho’s spokesperson, Olayomi Koiki gave the indication in a video podcast on Wednesday night.

 

The hearing was initially scheduled for Wednesday.

 

It however failed to hold, amid protests by Yoruba Nation agitators in Cotonou.

 

Igboho is being held by operatives of Cotonou Criminal Brigade.

 

He was arrested on Monday night at Cadjèhoun Airport, Cotonou while attempting to fly to Germany with his wife, Ropo.

 

Meanwhile, Sahara Reporters has reported a complicating dimension to the legal tangle.

 

It said the Beninois authorities are also insisting on trying Igboho for possession of a fake Beninois passport.

 

Igboho’s local lawyer is Rafael Huvehnou. Huvehnou, who is also an attorney to the President of the Benin Republic, PM reveal.

 

There are expectations that Igboho may be granted bail today.

 

Recall that report reveal how Igboho was arrested on Monday night in Cadjèhoun Airport, Cotonou with a Beninese passport while trying to flee to Germany.

 

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The Yoruba nation activist might be arraigned on Thursday for an immigration offense bordering on illegally owning the country’s passport, a source reveal.

 

He added that Igboho’s lawyers are already in the West African country in preparation for the court case.

 

“Igboho may be arraigned for passport-related offenses in Benin Republic. His Nigerian lawyers are here already. Yoruba leaders in the Benin Republic have been supportive as well,” the source said.

 

Meanwhile, the Nigerian government, through its Ambassador to Benin Republic, Tukur Buratai, is bent on extraditing Igboho to Nigeria.

 

It was learned that the former Chief of Army Staff wrote two letters to the government of the West African country and insisted on the arrest and extradition of Igboho.

 

Buratai had in the letters described the activist as a terrorist and murderer.

 

“Nigeria had written two letters to the West African state, describing Igboho as a terrorist and murderer. The first letter was written on July 7th. A second letter describing his bodily features was passed on to Benin Republic yesterday,” a security source told SaharaReporters.

 

The Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 raided the residence of Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State.

 

Igboho had planned a ”Yoruba nation Rally” in Lagos two days before the raid.

 

The DSS raided the residence, killed two people and arrested 12 aides but Igboho escaped.

 

The agency alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons, and subsequently declared him wanted. The agitator has been on the run since the raid.

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