Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Igboho’s extradition to Nigeria has been rejected by the Republic of Benin.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that Sunday Igboho and his German wife were arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic on July 19, under the request of the Nigerian government.
We gathered that the rejection is a result of the robust legal challenge put up by Sunday Igboho’s legal team.
You would recall that the Federal Government alleged that the activist is stockpiling weapons and that his activities have become a threat to Nigeria.
Due to this Benin Republic has on Wednesday, July 21 told the Federal Government that it will not be part of any process that doesn’t follow due process.
“The Nigerian government planned to extradite him on Wednesday, but our government said the rule of law must be followed as the world is watching us.” A Benin security official told The PUNCH.
One of the members of Sunday Igboho’s legal squad, Pelumi Olajengbesi, told Punch that “Benin Republic had shown itself to be a country that respects the rule of law and due process,” and that “Igboho’s legal team in Benin Republic were in talks with the Beninise government.”