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Benin Republic Govt Dares Agbekoya’s Threat, Extends Sunday Igboho Detention For Six Months



Sunday Igboho

Barely five days after the Agbekoya Farmers Society of Nigeria threatened to use diabolical power to free Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho from detention, the Government of Benin republic has announced that his detention has been extended for another six months.

The body while protesting in Osogbo capital of Osun State on Thursday said they would deploy magical power to free Igboho if they continue to hold him in detention illegally.

The association’s President, Chief Kamorudeen Okikiola said Igoho is not criminal, but a freedom fighter and he is been held illegally through the influence of Nigerian Government on Benin Republic.

“Sunday Igboho is not a criminal and we know he is being held illegally, Benin Republic Government has stopped taking him to court, hence, we demand that he should be released through legal means, if they refuse, we will use our magical power to get him out of the prison. I repeat, we Agbekoya, will get him out of Benin Republic detention and bring him back home.”

Counsel to Igboho, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), on Sunday night who disclosed that the Benin Republic government has renewed the incarceration without any hearing.

He said, “the government of the Republic of Benin has renewed the incarceration of Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa for another six months even though there is no criminal charge in their file in Cotonou and without extradition request from Nigeria.”

Recall that Igboho has been in detention in the Benin Republic since he was arrested at the Cotonou airport by the West Africa’s national security forces while he was trying to travel to Germany in July 2020.

The Yoruba nation activist fled Nigeria for the Benin Republic after the Federal Government declared him wanted and he has since spent over 200 days in detention in Benin Republic prison.

A Beninese court had blocked the extradition move of Igboho to Nigeria while ruling that the activist be remanded in prison pending further hearing.

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