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Hoodlums Attack ARISE TV Crew At Sunday Igboho’s Trial, Steal Camera

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Hoodlums suspected to be supporters of arrested Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, have attacked ARISE Television crew in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

Naija News gathered that the television crew was beaten by the hoodlums who also made away with their camera on Monday.

According to reports, the staff were able to escape alongside their driver and are said to be doing fine.

“We don’t want to see you recording anything here, we will tell you what to record,” the thugs were reported to have said.

This news reports that the Court D’Appal of Cotonou had rejected the extradition to Nigeria of Sunday Igboho.

The court ruled that the agitator be kept in prison custody pending further investigation.

The Court D’Appal, which was expected to start hearing the case at 10:00 am barred reporters and supporters of Igboho who besieged the premises. The hearing commenced at about 5:00 pm.

Supporters of Igboho were dispersed from the premises of the court later in the evening, prompting fears that he might be deported to Nigeria but they later reconverged few blocks away from the court.

The government of Nigeria had accused Sunday Igboho of trafficking in arms, inciting violence to disrupt public peace, and agitating for secession. It also sought his extradition to Nigeria.

Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, last Monday while trying to catch a flight to Germany.

However, Ropo, who is a German citizen was set free by the court on Thursday while the self-styled agitator was remanded in the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.