Igboho:FG in tight corner over extradicition

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…. Court session fails to hold
….Germany processing political assylum for him and wife,a German citizen

The efforts of the Federal government to extradite Yoruba nation agitator,Chief Sunday Adeyemo may have met a brick wall as the court session over his detention in Cotonou could not hold yesterday.
The failure of the court hearing on Wednesday at Benin Republic, threw the process into uncertainty.

Igboho was arrested at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday night.

He has been held by operatives of Brigade criminelle in Cotonou.

Yoruba nation agitators who gathered at the court premises in Cotonou to catch a glimpse of Igboho left disappointed.

The self-acclaimed freedom fighter was not brought to Court for the hearing by the Beninoise authorities.

The Court where the hearing was to take place is called parquet.

A source told The Nation on Wednesday night the extradition case would be tough for Federal Government to win because his wife, Ropo, with whom he was arrested is a German citizen and Igboho had filed for political asylum over a week ago.

The source further stated the Extradition Treaty of 1984 between Togo, Nigeria, Ghana and Republic of Benin excludes political fugitives from extradition.

It was learnt efforts were ongoing over the extradition process to avoid a diplomatic row between Nigeria and Benin Republic.

Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki in a live broadcast on Wednesday night, said: “At this point we cannot back down, all the lawyers are working tirelessly for his freedom”

“Let us continue to pray for Chief Sunday Igboho, the Yoruba movement hasn’t stopped.” (The Nation)

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