Prominent Nigerian legal practitioner, Femi Falana SAN, has revealed to Nigerians how the Benin government refused to put popular Pan Yoruba activist/agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka) Sunday Igboho, on a waiting plane heading to Nigeria. ayokinews.com reports
Mr. Falana during an interview with BBC News Yoruba, noted that the Benin Republic President refused all forms of boycotting the law while insisting that the law must be duel followed on the case of Yoruba activist/agitator, Sunday Igboho.
According to Mr. Falana, “The Nigerian government asked the Benin Republic government to repatriate Sunday Igboho. In fact, we heard they had even sent an aircraft to be used to bring him down to Abuja. The Benin government made its Nigerian counterpart to understand that this is not a lawless society.”
“Benin Republic told Nigeria: ‘we are heading to court. Without us going to court, we cannot hand Igboho over to you’. This is the reason why Igboho’s case is ongoing over there. And that is how it is supposed to be under the law.
“The judge will critically look into Nigeria’s demands, why Nigeria wants to repatriate Igboho from Cotonou to Abuja. That is what the law of Benin says; in fact that is what the Nigerian law also says,” Falana said.
It should be noted that Sunday Igboho who happens to be the leader of the Yoruba Nation movement has been under the security radar of the Nigerian government for trying to lead a secession of the Yorubas out of Nigeria.