Igboho Will be Arraigned in Nigeria After Conclusion of His Benin Prosecution — FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said they would bring back the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho to face charges in his home country, Nigeria after his prosecution in Benin Republic.

Speaking on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme yesterday, Malami said Igboho’s case is a matter being prosecuted at the foreign country on account of breaching laws in Benin Republic.

The AGF remarked, “We’ll allow the law of a nation that was indeed breached take its natural cause and then perhaps indeed thereafter bring him (Igboho) back home after the conclusion of the trial, for the purpose of facing the Nigerian law that was accordingly breached.

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“The position of things is that we are not interfering in aborting the existing prosecution in the foreign land”, he stated.

It would be recalled that Igboho was remanded in a Benin Republic prison, where he is said to be facing trial for immigration-related offences amongst others, after he was arrested by the Interpol at a Benin airport when he tried to board a Germany-bound flight while fleeing Nigeria.

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Igboho was declared wanted by the Department of State Services for allegedly stockpiling arms to destabilise Nigeria, an allegation he has since denied.

Igboho was trying to escape through the neighbouring francophone country in July 2021, before he was arrested.


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