One of the counsel to Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, Ibrahim Salami, has disclosed that the activist can not be extradited from Benin Republic to Nigeria by any legal means.
Salami in his statement said there is no accord between Nigeria and the Benin Republic that can give room for extradition.
The counsel to the agitator said his client can only be extradited by political arrangement, which according to him, is dangerous for his safety.
The law professor, in an interview with BBC Yoruba, also said his client may be released tomorrow (Monday).
He said, “When we went to court on Thursday, we had a large turnout of Igboho’s supporters. I frowned at their action. They should stay at home and let us do our job. Igboho is accused of causing disorderliness and civil unrest. If they are now mobilising to court, it may send a wrong signal. They should support him with prayers from home.
“There is no accord between Nigeria and Benin that allows Benin to extradite Igboho to Nigeria. He can only be extradited on political grounds. In that regard, the law won’t apply.
“It is important that Igboho is not extradited to Nigeria under any circumstances. It is better for him to die here in Benin than be extradited to Nigeria.”