Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has mentioned the Nigerian authorities informed their Benin Republic counterpart to repatriate Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, after his arrest within the Francophone nation in July.
Falana mentioned the Benin Republic authorities, nevertheless, refused to place the liberty fighter, on the ready aircraft after it knowledgeable the Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities to know that obeying the legislation is sacrosanct to them.
The Senior Advocate said this throughout an interview withwith the BBC Yoruba on Tuesday.
Falana mentioned, “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.”
Igboho was arrested by safety operatives at an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic alongside his spouse, Ropo, whereas making an attempt to catch a flight to Germany.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 raided the residence of Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State. The activist, alongside others, had deliberate to carry a ”Yoruba Nation Rally” in Lagos two days after the raid.
The DSS raided the residence, killed two folks, and arrested 12 of his associates however Igboho escaped.
The company alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons, and subsequently declared him needed. The agitator had been on the run for the reason that raid till his eventual arrest in Benin Republic.