By Robert AKPAN, Senior Investigator Correspondent Lagos/
LAGOS– SPIRITED efforts by Security agents to have the arrested Yoruba agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho extradited to Nigeria was stoutly opposed Tuesday, by the government of Benin Republic and rights lawyers over there on the ground that there was no bilateral agreement to the effect.
Sources said though, the Presidency and the DSS had kept mum over the arrest and plans to bring him back to the country to face justice having been declared wanted and asked to turn himself in after the massacre in his Ibadan, Oyo state home; had begun surreptitious move for his extradition.
But the move by Nigeria Interpol ran into a hitch after the Beniniose government turned down the plea to handover Igboho to them. He was released and asked to proceed on his journey to Germany.
Already Yoruba within and in Diaspora under the aegis of Yoruba Nation Global Directorate have applauded the government of Benin Republic for showing solidarity with the Yoruba nation.
A release signed by the duo of Princess Adeola Atayero Olamijulo and Otunba Demola Edwards on behalf of the Directorate of information made available to CrimeWorld magazine online conveying their appreciation to the government of Benin Republic titled “We thank Beninese (sic) Government for standing by Yorùbá Nation” – YNGD. The statement reads in full:
“The Yoruba Nation Global Directorate has expressed its appreciation to the government and people of Benin Republic for their intervention in the release of the human rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho.
We are grategul to all those whose prayers, called and participated in the release of the activist.
We thank you all, the Beninese lawyers in Cotonou who promptly stepped into the matter for their support.
Chief Adeyemo is on his way to his way to his destination. “
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