Extradition: Benin Republic fails to bring Igboho to court

The Nation

The extradition proceedings of Sunday Igboho, Yoruba nation agitator, suffered a setback on Wednesday as Benin Republic authorities failed to bring him before a court sitting in Cotonou.

Igboho is being held by Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou after he was arrested at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, Republic of Benin, with his wife on their way to Germany on Monday night.

He was declared wanted by the Department of State Services early in July after his Ibadan house was raided on July 1, 2021 by the operatives of the DSS.

Two people were killed by the DSS in the late night raid while 12 others persons were arrested and later paraded in Abuja. They have since been charged to court.

TheCable reported on Wednesday that some Yoruba living in and around Cotonou thronged the court awaiting the commencement of the trial.

There are no clear reasons why the proceedings did not commence yesterday. Ropo, Igboho’s wife, who was arrested with him at the airport, is a German citizen.

Igboho had filed for political asylum in Germany before his arrest.

Yomi Alliyu, his lawyer, had said the Extradition Treaty of 1984 between Togo, Nigeria, Ghana and Republic of Benin does not include political fugitives.

This story first appeared in The Cable

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Ezekiel Okeke
Ezekiel Okeke
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July 22, 2021 1:12 pm

Igboho has no case to answer in Benin Republic. No law court on earth have legitimacy of the law to handle the case which involved Igboho because it is not civil case. It is political war between we this territory natives who owns the land and fulani criminals from Guinea. It is bloody engagement.

Benin Republic committed crimes against Igboho by disruption of his travel to Germany. Igboho didn’t violent Ecowas immigration law, Igboho wasn’t going to Germany without visa. It is either Benin Republic allow Igboho get to his destination as planned or prepare for bloody engagement against we Disintegrated Republics of this territory natives.

Benin Republic which fought for fulani criminals from Guinea in the name of Multinational Joint Task Force against we the natives which owns the land, know what they saw alongside Chad, Niger Republic, Cameroon.

If Igboho didn’t get to his destination as planned, we Disintegrated Republics of this territory natives will make sure Benin Republic no longer exist on the surface of the earth.

Interim government of Oduduwa Republic led by Igboho etc. must sign agreements with Russia Federation etc. of Southern Countries Union now for military assistance, cooperation, relations to defend territorial borders of Oduduwa Republic, fix Yoruba land and economies.

Natives of other geopolitical zones under interim governments of their sovereign states, must sign agreements with Russia Federation etc. of Southern Countries Union now for military assistance, cooperation, relations to defend territorial borders of their sovereign states, fix their lands and economies. Only the Sword decides.