The government of the Republic of Benin has renewed the incarceration of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Sunday Igboho for another six months.
The counsel to Igboho, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), on Sunday night disclosed that the Benin Republic government has renewed the incarceration without any hearing.
According to Alliyu, “the government of the Republic of Benin has renewed the incarceration of Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa for another six months even though there is no criminal charge in their file in Cotonou and without extradition request from Nigeria.”
Recall that Igboho has been in detention in the Benin Republic since he was arrested at the Cotonou airport by the West Africa’s national security forces while he was trying to travel to Germany in July 2020.
The Yoruba nation activist fled Nigeria for the Benin Republic after the Federal Government declared him wanted and he has since spent over 200 days in detention in Benin Republic prison.
A Beninese court had blocked the extradition move of Igboho to Nigeria while ruling that the activist be remanded in prison pending further hearing.