Seven Yoruba traditional rulers in Benin Republic have written to the President, Patrice Talon, over the trial of Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho.
Naija News reports that the monarchs submitted their letter to the President after his meeting with Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (rtd.).
A copy of the letter was also submitted to the country’s Minister of Interior and the Senate President.
The Beninese kings asked Patrice Talon not to take sides with Nigeria in the ongoing trial of Igboho.
The letter was jointly signed by the Onikoyi Abesan-an, Alajase of Ajase land, Onimase of Imase land, Oniohorige of Ohori, Onnilaase of Ilase land, Onikrake of Kraka land from Seme town, and Alajuwon of Ajuwon land, who is the President of the Council of Obas.
The monarchs urged the president “not to allow the country to be used by Nigeria to score political points.”
The spokesman for the Aare Onakankafo of Yorubaland, Kehinde Aderemi, said Gani Adams had been informed of the Benin Republic monarchs’ action.
“Yes, they called him (Adams) this morning to give an update. He commended their actions.
“Also, delegations of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, who were in Benin Republic on Monday to observe the court proceedings, have given feedbacks to their masters,” Aderemi told The PUNCH.
“Yes, the Ooni was given the feedback almost immediately, but no further action has been taken,” one of his aides said.
Source: Naija News