The lawyer of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has revealed that his client’s is safe in neighbouring Benin Republic than in Nigeria.
“He (Igboho) is safer in Benin,” Ibrahim David Salami told international news agency AFP. “He is not at all safe in Nigeria. Sending him to Nigeria means certain death.”
Recall that that armed security men stormed Igboho’s residence in Ibadan on July 1, an incident that resulted in a firefight that sparked tension in the Soka area of the Oyo State capital.
The Yoruba nation agitator, on the other hand, fled the country to Benin but was later arrested by authorities en route Germany.
While the Federal Government is making effort to extradite him, Salami insisted that Nigerian authorities have yet to officially begin the process.
“What we feared at the start was an extradition request but there is no such demand,” the lawyer said.
“The fact that he is being investigated for a violation that could have been committed on Beninese territory is a hurdle to an extradition request as this case will first have to be sorted out.”