Benin Court Sends Sunday Igboho To Prison And Declines Bringing Him Back To Nigeria


The Cotonou court has decided to detail Sunday Igboho, the Yoruba Nation agitator in prison custody, pending further investigation.

The court rejects Nigeria’s request for his extradition of Igboho on Monday, 26th July. The court which supposes to start hearing the case 10am began sitting at 5pm after the police ejected Igboho’s supporter and Journalist.

According to reports, the session lasted till about midnight, when the court decided to hold Igboho in prison. The BBC reports that the police had brought Igboho to court as early as 7 a.m to beat Igboho’s crowd of supporters.

Igboho spent over 15 hours inside the prosecutor office as lawyers and the state argued whether to release him or further detain him. After long hours, the court decided to detain him further.


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