Stella Dimoko Republic Of Benin Court Rejects Nigeria's Request To Extradite Activist Igboho And Sends Him To Jail Pending Further Investigations


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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Republic Of Benin Court Rejects Nigeria's Request To Extradite Activist Igboho And Sends Him To Jail Pending Further Investigations

The Court D’Appal of Cotonou has decided to detain Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Igboho, in prison custody, pending further investigation and rejected Nigeria’s request for his immediate extradition .

The Court, which was expected to start hearing the case at 10:00am on Monday July 26,2021, began sitting at 5p.m after the police ejected Igboho’s supporters and journalists.

According to reports, the session lasted till about midnight, when the court decided to hold Igboho in prison.

The BBC reported that the police had brought Igboho to court as early as 7 a.m to beat Igboho’s crowd of supporters and he spent over 15 hours inside the prosecutors office as lawyers and the state argued whether to release him or detain him further and after long hours of deliberation, decided to detain him further.

Many supporters had jammed the court early today, in expectation that the case would come up at 10 a.m.

Nigerian government accuses Igboho of trafficking in arms, inciting violence to disrupt the public peace and agitating for secession and wants him sent to Nigeria by extradition, Nigeria and Benin have no extradition treaty.

Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, last Monday while trying to catch a flight to Germany.

However, Ropo, who is a German citizen was set free by the court on Thursday.

Igboho was remanded in the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou.

He was placed on the wanted list on July 1 by the Department of State Services (DSS) after its operatives raided his Soka residence in Ibadan.

from pmnewsnigeria


  1. To tell you how stupid and useless the country system is, isn't secession(self determination) enshrined in the Nigeria constitution? Why bringing it as a charge? Do this people know about the constitution or they are just being deliberately mischievous.

    1. Enshrined in Africa Union chartered Act. Also enshrined in UN Act.

    2. The court did not reject the extradition request, read other newspapers. There is no self determination in the 1999 Constitution. There has never been self determination in any of our Constitutions since independence. Take the pains to educate yourself please. Nigeria is not stupid and useless despite our challenges. The Constitution made it very clear that Nigeria is indivisible. You live within the laws of our land or you fuck off. You are in Port Harcourt singing about Biafra, why not move to the south East and encourage other Igbos to leave the SW, SS, NC, NW and NE. You guys should go, nobody can stop you. Remain in the SE and be demanding for Biafra from there. Before expressing your views about any specific issue, be sure you have the right information, if you don't, go read about it.

    3. Even our creator gave us freewill, woe unto any man that says otherwise, trust me Alexander my people would be free

    4. @Alexander👍🏾

  2. Those who accused President Buhari of tribalism are now showing that they are not really different. Afenifere, Oni of Ife, Olubadan of Ibadan, Yoruba politicians, they all sent representatives to republic of benin. Ezeife and his Ohanaeze group, igbo politicians who were cowed by Kanu are struggling to be seen supporting Kanu. At the end, despite the pretence loyalty is to there ethnic group. So why is it a problem for Buhari to be loyal to the north.

    1. You sound so woke anytime discussing SE. Where are you from exactly? Delta? Edo? Do you know your state? Where you told where your ancestors came from?

      You ignorantly keep repeating SE is the problem of Nigeria without facts while neglecting those pillaging your ancestral farmlands in the name of oil wells and developing their region with proceeds from your back yard.

      Leave issue of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho to folks concerned. You will prefer to be a slave and be given crumps than a master of your destiny.

      Back off.

    2. Baltika, I regretted all the times I ever engaged that guy on discussion after I discovered his habitual lies here. He's irremediable.

  3. Let the rule of law take it's cause


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