Embattled Yoruba Nation agigator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho will be appearing before the appeal court in Cotonou on Monday.
This comes days after his arrest at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou Benin Republic, alongside his wife, on their way to Germany.
Though his lawyers said the Nigerian government is yet to file for his extradition, they will be battling to secure his release.
The 48-year-old was charged with arm smuggling, secession, and inciting violence by the federal government.
Meanwhile, some of the activist’s followers are optimistic that he will be released.
According to The Nation, some Yorubas residing in Cotonou, during a virtual session on Sunday, indicated plans to throng the court where the hearing will hold on Monday.
“When we get to court on Monday, we will be facing the investigation judge, and after that, we will face the judge that will determine whether he should be sentenced or not.
“Before the end of Monday, we will know if the Benin Republic government wants to jail or release him. That will be clear on Monday,” a Beninese Yoruba and law lecturer, Ibrahim Salami, was quoted as saying.
Isokan Omo Odudua, Yoruba rights group, has also offered free accommodation to those who wish to travel to Cotonou, Benin Republic for the court hearing, The Cable reported.