Ibrahim Salami, counsel for Sunday Adeyemo, popularly often called Sunday Igboho, says the Yoruba Nation agitator denied claims by the Nigerian authorities that he was concerned in trafficking in arms or inciting violence.
Salami made this recognized in an interview on Tuesday, stating that Igboho informed the choose that he was placed on a watchlist by the Nigerian authorities for combating towards killer herdsmen.
The Yoruba agitator had appeared in courtroom final Thursday and Monday after he was arrested alongside his spouse, Ropo, on Monday, July 19, 2021, on the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin on their approach to Germany.
When questioned by the choose, the lawyer stated, “Igboho explained that what was said about him are false.
“He explained that he did not do anything illegal in Nigeria. He clarified that Nigeria has never charged him to a court or jailed him for any offence, he was never arrested for any offence or invited to police station.
“Igboho said he never had any criminal record in Nigeria. He told the judge that the Nigerian government was after him because he was defending the Yoruba race against killer Fulani herdsmen. He said that he ran away from Nigeria because the government was after his life.
“He was asked when he got to Benin, how he got in and how long. Igboho replied that he left Nigeria on Sunday, got to Benin on Monday and attempted to leave Monday night for Germany before he was arrested.
“The judge asked him where he stayed, who drove him and how he escaped security checks. He replied.
“What is surprising is that the judge said he was not arrested because he committed an offence. He said he breached Benin (Republic) rules and he should be investigated.”