The federal government of Nigeria did not file any case against the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.
This was revealed by one of the lawyers to the secessionist leader, Ibrahim David Salami during an interview with BBC Yoruba on Tuesday afternoon.
The lawyer revealed that he was surprised the Nigerian government didn’t file any case against his client in court.
Salami said; “I was shocked when Sunday Igboho was sent to Benin Prison yesterday. When we started this case last week, the Prosecutor told us it was Nigerian Government he had a case with but yesterday we realized that the Nigerian government didn’t even file any case against Igboho.”
“The case he has, as the Judges told us, is with the Benin Republic Government. The Government of Benin Republic said Igboho entered their country improperly with the aim of committing heinous crime against the country, he was asked to mention those who accommodated him and drove him to the Airport but Igboho said he ran for his life in Nigeria and he didn’t commit any crime.”
“The Judges weren’t convinced, he said Igboho should be transferred to Prison until all those involved in his activities in Benin Republic are apprehended. Investigation is still ongoing.”
Naija News recalls Igboho is currently in detention in Benin Republic after he was arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, last Monday while trying to catch a flight to Germany.
Meanwhile, the Adamawa Government has told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar was eligible to vie for the office of the president.
The Attorney-General of Adamawa, Afraimu Jingi, told Justice Inyang Ekwo while moving a motion on notice, seeking to be joined in the suit filed by a group against Atiku and three others.