Why Sunday Igboho will spend 6 more months in Benin prison

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On Monday, Chief Yomi Alliyu, SAN, counsel to Yoruba Nation agitator Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, said that the Beninese government had decided to extend Igboho's incarceration for another six months.

Despite the fact that there are no criminal charges or extradition requests pending against Igboho, the Beninese government has taken steps to keep him detained, according to Alliyu.

Sunday Igboho
Sunday Igboho

Igboho was apprehended by the International Criminal Police Organization at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin, on his route to Germany on Monday, July 19, 2021.

He had apparently fled Nigeria after the Department of State Service (DSS) raided his Soka residence in Ibadan, Oyo State, accusing him of stockpiling arms.

He was arraigned before the Cour D'Appel De Cotonou the following Thursday, July 21, which deferred the case until the following Monday, when it was further adjourned indefinitely on the grounds that it was investigating the activist's case.

He was ordered to be held in a facility within the country pending the outcome of the investigation, according to the court.

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