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Ilana Omo Oodua insists FG’s allegations against Igboho insufficient to extradite him

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Nigeria government’s allegations against the Yoruba secessionist Mr Sunday Adeyemo, alias Igboho that he traffickesbin arms and incited violence capable of causing social disturbance were inadequate and untenable for his extradition from Benin Republic to Nigeria, according to Ilana Omo Oodua.

Igboho whonwaa arrested in Benin on Monday on way to Germany with his wife was formally
arraigned at the Cour D’Appel De Cotonou in Benin Republic.

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His residence was raided by Nigeria’s secret police and declared him wanted on account of his secessionist activities.

But in a statement by its Communications Manager, Maxwell Adeleye, the Yoruba group stated that Igboho’s case has been adjourned till Monday 26th July to allow the Federal Government to bring up whatever evidence they may have.

Adeleye said: “Yesterday, the court set Mrs Adeyemo, lgboho’s wife free since it has been found that she has committed no offence and there’s no complaint whatsoever against her. Consequently, her German passport was returned to her.

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“The Lawyers handling the case reported after the proceedings that Chief Sunday Adeyemo lgboho cannot be extradited to Nigeria for two principal reasons:

“That contrary to insinuations, Nigeria and Benin have no Extradition Agreement.

That Nigeria has not been able to come up with charges that could lead the court to order lgboho’s extradition to Nigeria.

“What Federal Government came up with were mere allegations against Ighoho such as trafficking in arms and inciting violence that could result in the social disturbance without evidence which the Government of Benin Republic considered spurious and untenable, and insufficient to warrant extradition.

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“The case has been adjourned till Monday 26th July to allow the Federal Government bring up whatever evidence they may have, and Mr. lgboho has been taken back to the police custody.”

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