Sunday Igboho Walks Tightrope In Benin Republic

Sunday Igboho
Sunday Igboho

Benin Republic government has filed fresh charges against the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.

Igboho who was arraigned in Benin Court Monday was later remanded for police to conduct a thorough investigation into the charges.

These are illegal migration, dubious connivance with immigration officers and an attempt to cause civil unrest.

One of Sunday Igboho’s lawyers, Ibrahim Salami, told BBC Yoruba that the legal team was expecting extradition charges from the Nigerian government against the activist.

Salami said, “First, the judge wanted to know how Sunday Igboho entered into the Benin Republic through an illegal means. They also want to investigate how Sunday Igboho conspired with others to enter Benin Republic through wrong means.

“They also want to know how long he has been in Benin Republic and his plans in the country. They also raised a charge on whether he wants to come and cause unrest or social disturbance in Benin Republic,” the lawyer said in the interview.