Benin Republic plans asylum for Sunday Igboho

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Sunday Igboho

There are strong indications that Benin Republic will make the outcome of asylum application by Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, known this week.

Reports say the bail application for Igboho was delayed by his lawyers because of his medical report and the expected outcome of his asylum application among others.

Igboho’s lawyers were considering different options to get him out of a detention facility in Cotonou without being extradited to Nigeria.

Igboho and his wife were arrested on Monday, July 19, 2021, by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin on their way to Germany.

Ropo was later released.

This was after DSS raided his house in Ibadan and declared him wanted for stockpiling arms.

When he was re-arraigned last Monday, fresh charges were levelled against the 48-year-old activist, who was also returned to a new detention facility.

The Coordinating counsel for Igboho, Olasupo Ojo, said he was yet to get any official report on his asylum. Ibrahim Salami, one of the Cotonou, Benin Republic-based lawyers of Igboho, had explained that charges against Igboho would be neutralized if the activist is granted asylum.