Details on how Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, was arrested by security operates in Benin Republic has emerged.
Federal Government of Nigeria through INTERPOL got Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho and his wife, who is a German citizen, arrested on Monday night, July 19, at an airport in neigboring Benin Republic while trying to catch a flight to Germany.
Leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), Banji Akintoye, who confirmed the arrest of Igboho, said he and other Yoruba leaders are “currently working to provide assistance” to prevent his extradition from Benin Republic.
A local newspaper in the neighbouring country, Banouto, said Beninese authorities nabbed Igboho at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou.
He was “disembarked from his plane, arrested by the Beninese police while he was trying to travel to Germany and then transferred to the Cotonou Criminal Brigade.”
It was gathered that under the agreements between the two countries, Igboho’s extradition may be difficult to complete.
There are arguments on strong grounds that Igboho will not get justice if extradited to Nigeria.