The Communication Manager of the Ilana Omo Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye, said the Nigerian government was yet to file any charge against Sunday Igboho.
The Activist was arraignment at Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Republic of Benin on Thursday.
But Adeleye said that information from Igboho’s lawyers revealed that the court said Nigeria and Benin Republic have no extradition agreement, while also ruling out the possibility of Igboho being handed to Nigerian government.
In a statement on behalf of Ilana Omo Oodua, Maxwell said Ropo, Igboho’s wife, was released by the court because she had no case to answer.
The statement read: “Yesterday, the court set lgboho’s wife free since it has been found that she has committed no offence and there’s no complain whatsoever against her. Consequently, her German passport was returned to her.
“The Lawyers handling the case reported after the proceedings that Sunday 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 Nigerian government came up with were mere allegations against Igboho such as trafficking in arms and inciting violence that could result in social disturbance without evidence which the government of Benin Republic considered spurious and untenable, and insufficient to warrant extradition.
“Lastly, the case has been adjourned till Monday July 26, to allow the Nigerian government bring up whatever evidence they may have, and Mr. lgboho has been taken back to the police custody.”