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What Sunday Igboho told court during hearing in Benin Republic

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Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has denied claims by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria, that he was concerned in arms trafficking or inciting violence.

His lead counsel, Ibrahim Salami, revealed this in an interview with BBC Yoruba on Tuesday.

Salami mentioned Igboho informed the choose that he was placed on a watchlist by the Nigerian authorities for preventing towards killer herdsmen.

He mentioned, “Igboho defined that what was mentioned about him are false.

“He defined that he didn’t do something unlawful in Nigeria. He clarified that Nigeria authorities by no means charged him to a courtroom or jailed him for any offence. He was by no means invited to any Police Station.

“Igboho mentioned he by no means had any felony document in Nigeria. He informed the choose that the Nigerian authorities was after him, as a result of he was defending the Yoruba race towards killer Fulani herdsmen.

“He mentioned that he ran away from Nigeria as a result of the federal government was after his life.

“He was requested when he bought to Benin Republic, how he bought in and the way lengthy it took him. Igboho replied that he left Nigeria on Sunday, bought into Benin on Monday and tried to depart to Germany on Monday night time earlier than he was arrested.

“The choose requested him the place he stayed, who drove him and the way he escaped safety checks. He replied.

“What’s shocking, is that the choose mentioned he was not arrested as a result of he dedicated an offence. He mentioned he breached Benin guidelines and he ought to be investigated.”

Igboho appeared in courtroom final Thursday and Monday.

The activist was arrested alongside his spouse, Ropo, on Monday, July 19, 2021, on the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin on their technique to Germany.

Sunday Igboho’s lawyer prefers agitator dies in Cotonou jail than be extradited to Nigeria

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