Sunday Igboho May Not Return to Nigeria After Trial In Benin – Lawyer

One of the lawyers of popular Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo commonly called Sunday Igboho has said his client might not return to Nigeria for a long time after his trial in the Benin Republic.

The lawyer, Olusegun Falola explained it would be a dangerous decision for Igboho to return when he is free from Benin Republic because his life is under threat in Nigeria.

Falola who made this explanation during a chat with newsmen said: “Igboho cannot be allowed to return to Nigeria for now because of the destruction of his properties that was witnessed. They are not looking for Sunday Igboho alone but planning to kill him.

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“When I arrived from Paris at the custody where Igboho was detained, he was first chained. They were scared that he could just disappear into the thin air because of his mystical powers.

“The police told me that if Igboho’s chains were untied and he escapes mysteriously, he (police officer) will be stripped of his rank and also dismissed.

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“The police officer said he was told that Igboho could disappear or turn into a cat, and many other things were said to the police officers which made them tie him.”

He noted it took his timely intervention for the officers to unchain him and allow him (Igboho) to walk freely, explaining Igboho did not commit any offence but he is just a human rights activist.

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Giving an update on Igboho’s case, Falola assured that he is safe in the Benin Republic.

He said: “The case will make revelations as to which government is powerful in Africa, our government may not be wealthy, and not much in population as compared to Nigeria but there is a signed treaty that must be respected.”


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