Ibrahim Salami, on the Cotonou, Benin Republic-based counsel to Yoruba nation’s agitator, Sunday Igboho, has said the Muhammadu Buhari-led government listed three offences allegedly committed by his client to warrant extradition.
Speaking in an interview with BBC Yoruba, disclosed that the Nigerian government accused Igboho of smuggling arms into Nigeria.
He stated that during the hearing, prosecutors claimed Igboho was on a watchlist for inciting violence that could result in social disturbance and causing disunity in Nigeria.
According to Salami: “Nigerian government said Igboho was involved in arms trafficking into Nigeria.
“The second one is that he is causing disturbances in Nigeria and the third one is that he is trying to divide Nigeria into two or three.”
Naija News reports that Sunday Igboho was on Monday arrested In Benin Republic alongside his wife, Ropo, which trying to board a flight to Germany.
The Court D’Apeal in Cotonou, Benin Republic, had on Thursday adjourned the trial of Sunday Igboho till Monday, July 26.
This was to allow the Nigerian Government to file extradition charges and bring up whatever evidence they may have.
The court however ordered the immediate release of Ropo, a German citizen, and ordered the return of her passport.
Source: Naija News