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Uncertainty As Benin Court Adjourns Sunday Igboho Case



Sunday Igboho

Sunday Adeyemo, Yoruba nation agitator popularly known as Sunday Igboho, will remain incarcerated in Benin Republic. His continued incarceration was sequel to the adjournment of his case by the Cour De’appal De Cotonou in the west Africa country.

The court adjourned hearing till Friday, July 23.

The separatist is believed to have been arraigned on immigration-related offences.

BBC Yoruba reports neither Igboho’s lawyers nor the Beninese attorney spoke on what transpired in the court.

Igboho and his wife have been in custody since their arrest at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, as they attempted to board a flight to Germany on Monday.

They were interrogated by Beninese security operatives at the Brigade Criminelle facility between Wednesday and Thursday.

Olayomi Koiki, media aide to Igboho, had earlier expressed confidence in Benin Republic criminal justice system and its judiciary.

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He said the outcome of the court hearing will be favourable.

“Benin Republic respects its laws and we have to appreciate that instead of listening to distractions. We all know that Igboho is not a criminal or terrorist,” he had said.

While the hearing lasted, Igboho’s supporters flocked  the court premises awaiting the outcome.

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