Updated: Jul 26, 2021
BREAKING: Sunday Igboho Under Trial For Obtaining Beninise Passport Court Adjourns Hearing Till Friday By Mijovia News, July 23 July, 2021. Oduduwa Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo
, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been returned to the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou, Benin Republic. This is as the Cour D’Appel De Cotonou adjourned the case involving the Yoruba rights activist till Friday, July 23, 2021.
Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou while trying to catch a flight to Germany. He is currently being tried for obtaining a Beninise passport without being a citizen. After the hearing, the government lawyer didn’t address journalists. Ìgbòho’s lawyer, however, explained that “this is not the best time to say anything on the case”.
He expressed optimism that things would turn out for good. Recall that Nigeria government have also committed crime when the forcefully rendered Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB). The case comes up on 26th July. It is a clamp down on both Biafra and Oduduwa Republic. However, the Nigeria secret police raided Igboho’s residence in the Soka area of Ibadan on July 1, 2021, arrested at least 12 of his associates and killed two others during the bloody raid. Igboho escaped the raid and the secret police subsequently declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms to destabilise Nigeria under the pretext of the Yoruba nation agitation, but Igboho denied the allegation.
The activist, who went underground, was, however, apprehended by Interpol at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday night. The court sitting held amidst a tensed atmosphere as supporters of Sunday Igboho turned out in their large numbers to witness the hearing.
Many of the supporters, who did not know when the Yoruba rights activist arrived in court, rushed into the courtroom to see him. One of the supporters said Igboho and his wife, Ropo looked pale.