Authorities in the Benin Republic has added more charges against the self-acclaimed Yoruba secessionist activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as, Sunday Igboho.
While his lawyers were awaiting extradition charges from the government of Nigeria, the West African neighbour are seeking more answers.
One of Igboho’s lawyers, Ibrahim Salami noted that the continued detention of the Yoruba agitator is to allow police to conduct a thorough investigation into the charges, which included illegal migration, dubious connivance with immigration officers and an attempt to cause civil unrest.
“First, the judge wanted to know how Sunday Igboho entered into the Benin Republic through an illegal means. They also want to investigate how Sunday Igboho conspired with others to enter the Benin Republic through wrong means.
“They also want to know how long he has been in the Benin Republic and his plans in the country. They also raised a charge on whether he wants to come and cause unrest or social disturbance in the Benin Republic,” the lawyer stated while reacting to questions monitored on BBC.
Some of the allegations, which he said could not be proved, included trafficking in arms, inciting violence that could result in social disturbance and causing disunity in Nigeria.
MEANWHILE, a Yoruba self-determination group, Yoruba Koya Liberation Movement (YKLM), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; former Chief of Army Staff and Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Benin Republic, Tukur Buratai and other top government officials to desist from chasing after Sunday Igboho. They noted that he was only fighting against what the federal government failed to do.
They also maintained their support for him, stating that governments will come and go.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.