Authorities of the Republic of Benin on Wednesday failed to bring the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo to court in Cotonou as anticipated.

The action stalled the attempt of Nigeria to secure his extradition from the west African neighbour.

Mr. Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho is being held by Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou after he was arrested at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, Republic of Benin, with his wife on their way to Germany on Monday night.

His arrest has generated lots of media buzz as conflicting reports of his whereabouts dominated reports on Tuesday.

Sunday Igboho was declared wanted by Nigeria’s secret service, Department of State Services earlier in July after his residence in Ibadan was raided on July 1, 2021.

He had filed for political asylum in Germany before his arrest.

Yomi Alliyu, his lawyer, had said the Extradition Treaty of 1984 between Togo, Nigeria, Ghana and Republic of Benin does not include political fugitives.

Protests began in Ibadan on Wednesday where immediate release of Sunday Igboho is the sole demand.


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