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Benin Court Releases Sunday Igboho’s Wife



Sunday Igboho

Ropo, the wife of Yoruba Nation proponent, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has been released from detention in Benin Republic.

Her release was ordered by Cour D’Appel De Cotonou after a hearing on Thursday.

However, Igboho was returned to the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

This is as the court adjourned the case involving the Yoruba rights activist till Friday, July 23, 2021.

Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou while trying to catch a flight to Germany.
The PUNCH was told that Ropo was released after the court found out that she was not guilty.

Uncertainty As Benin Court Adjourns Sunday Igboho Case

“Yes, she has been released,” National Chairman of Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof Wale Adeniran, said.

After the hearing, the government lawyer and Igboho counsel didn’t address journalists.

Ìgbòho’s lawyer, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), explained that “this is not the best time to say anything on the case”.
He expressed optimism that things would turn out for good.

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