Benin Republic Slams Igboho With New Charges


    The travails of Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), currently on trial in Benin Republic may not be over soon as that country’s authority has slammed him with new charges.

    One of his Cotonou based lawyers, Ibrahim Salami said on Tuesday that the fresh charges were filed on Monday when he appeared in court.

    According to Salami, the new charges were filed after previous allegations that warranted placing Igboho on a watchlist were successfully tackled during the hearing.

    He said Igboho was further remanded to allow police to conduct a thorough investigation into the charges.

    Salami listed the fresh charges as illegal migration, dubious connivance with immigration officers and an attempt to cause civil unrest.

    “First, the judge ruled that Sunday Igboho entered into the Benin Republic through an illegal means. They also want to investigate how Sunday Igboho conspired with others to enter Benin Republic through wrong means.

    “They also want to know how long he has been in Benin Republic and his plans in the country. They also raised a charge on whether he wants to come and cause unrest or social disturbance in the Benin Republic,” Salami told BBC

    Salami, however, confirmed that the Federal Government was yet to file formal extradition charges against the Yoruba nation agitator.

    He noted that the Nigerian government could not also prove the allegations of arms trafficking, inciting violence that could result in social disturbance and causing disunity.






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