The Nigerian authorities assembled at the very least six attorneys on the Cour De’Appel De Cotonou, Benin Republic, on Monday, in its determined bid to safe the extradition of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, extra generally referred to as Sunday Igboho.
SaharaReporters learnt that the attorneys, each French and English talking, nevertheless, didn’t persuade the court docket after a 13-hour trial on Monday as to why Igboho must be extradited.
“The court session took no less than 13 hours because of frequent breaks in-between. Also, the Beninese court system is different from the system of law in Nigeria.
“Nigerian courts have an adversarial system of justice but Benin Republic has an inquisitorial system; a justice system in which the judge takes the matter on himself to inquire like an investigator, asking questions and probing the two parties,” a authorized supply stated.
“So, the court was actually investigating the three main allegations brought against Igboho by the Federal Government of Nigeria which claimed that Igboho was a gun runner, a terrorist and a criminal who wanted to divide Nigeria. All these could not be proven by the lawyers,” the supply stated.
SaharaReporters learnt that the Cour De’Appel De Cotonou had no selection than to order Igboho to stay in police custody pending additional investigation.
The activist was returned to cell after a 13-hour listening to, which ended round 11: 20pm on Monday.
The case was heard behind closed doorways because the court docket restricted attendance to attorneys, Igboho’s spouse, Ropo, and some others.
SaharaReporters had reported how Benin Republic police two Mondays in the past arrested Igboho at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou, whereas making an attempt to fly from the nation to Germany.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 raided the residence of the activist in Ibadan, Oyo state.
Igboho had deliberate a ”Yoruba Nation Rally” in Lagos two days earlier than the raid.
The DSS raided the residence, killing two individuals and arresting 12 aides however Igboho escaped.
The company alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons, and subsequently declared him needed.