Sunday Igboho Still Held Captive In Cotonu, Not En route To Germany

Sunday Igboho Still Held Captive In Cotonu, Not En route To Germany

Edwin Eriye

Embattled Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Igboho is still being held by the Beninoise authorities, Blackbox Nigeria reports.

This is contrary to reports making rounds on social media that Igboho and his wife have been released and flown to Germany.

Professor Wale Adeniran, a pioneer Commissioner of Education in Osun State refuted the report of Igboho’s freedom in a zoom conversation organized by Heritage Multimedia Tv, monitored by our correspondent.

” I have just spoken with his lawyer. The lawyer has visited the location where he (Igboho) is been held.

“He was not allowed to see him (Igboho) but they confirmed to him that they are holding him in that location.

“He was asked to come back tomorrow (Wednesday) by 8:00am to see him.

“I asked him hope they are not going to play a funny game of secretly extraditing him, the lawyer told me it is not possible.

“We filed an application for political asylum for him over a week ago. With that in process, he cannot be legally extradited from Benin republic. I am very confident about that.

“I handle the application myself with the immigration lawyer and he assured me that since that application has been filed, he cannot be extradited. I think we should be rest assured that he will have the opportunity to see him tomorrow.” Adeniran said.

The former Director of Institute of African Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife also lashed at people circulating false reports of Igbohos’s release.

“Why should people be putting out false information that he has been released which is injurious to this struggle and to the welfare and wellbeing of igboho?” he said.

Adeniran disclosed that four international lawyers from; Benin Republic, Nigeria, France, Britain are on the case but when they saw the trending news, they had to call him to confirm.

“When the lawyers saw the false information, they relaxed, I had to tell them it is false. So can you see the damage,” he added.

Blackbox Nigeria reported earlier that Igboho was arrested by the operatives of Brigade criminelle (Criminal Brigade) at the l’aéroport international Bernadin Gantin (Cardinal Bernadin Gantin International Airport) in Cotonou on his way to an unnamed European country.



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