… urges Benin Republic, Germany to curb Nigeria’s impunity, reject extradition application
Yomi Aliyu (SAN), lead counsel to embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has disclosed that the International Criminal Police Organisation, popularly known as Interpol, arrested the wanted activist alongside his wife, Ropo, in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
This was disclosed by Igboho’s lawyer in a statement obtained on Tuesday by First News.
Aliyu said the Federal Government of Nigeria through INTERPOL arrested Igboho and his wife, who is a German citizen, on Monday night at an airport in the neighbouring Benin Republic.
Igboho was arrested when he attempted to board a plane to Germany with his wife.
The counsel said the arrest of his client was shocking, urging the government of Germany, Benin Republic and the international community “to rise and curb the impunity of the Nigerian Government by refusing any application for extradition of our Client who already has application before the International Criminal Court duly acknowledged”.
Operatives of the Department of State Services had on July 1, 2021 raided Igboho’s Ibadan, Oyo State, residence, where they killed two of his supporters in an exchange of gunfire and arrested 12 others.
Federal Government had placed the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country.