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Sunday igboho released from Benin Republic jail, to see his doctor

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Igboho has been given permission to seek medical care, but he remains detained in a Benin Republic jail.⁣


Eight days after his arrest in Cotonou, Benin Republic, Yoruba Nation separatist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, is yet to be granted bail or extradited to Nigeria for possible arraignment.⁣


The Beninese authorities have been prosecuting Igboho for attempting to fly to Germany from their soil with a forged passport, days after he fled Nigeria to evade arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS).⁣

According to one of his counsels, Ibrahim Salami, the Beninese government has now accused Igboho of entering the country to foment trouble or to engage in criminal activity.⁣

TheCable reports that nine lawyers representing Igboho at the Beninese court have been left shell-shocked at the turn of events.⁣

Salami says if Igboho wanted to cause trouble in Benin as alleged by his prosecutors, he would have stayed longer in the country.⁣

However, he says, the Nigerian was well on his way out of the country when he was apprehended.⁣

Following a 13-hour court hearing, Igboho was dispatched back to prison on Monday, July 26 and given permission to meet with a doctor.⁣

Igboho had gone into hiding on July 1, after operatives of the DSS raided his home, shot some of the occupants, made arrests and uncovered weaponry.⁣

The raid occurred hours before Igboho’s secessionist-themed rally in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital and most populous city

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