It was learnt by The Nation that the court hearing over the extradition of the freedom fighter of the Yoruba nation, Sunday Igboho, by the Beninoise authorities will hold today.
Igboho who is currently held by operatives of Brigade criminelle in Cotonou was arrested on Monday night whilst attempting to fly to Germany with his wife, Ropo.
The hearing which was initially scheduled to hold on Wednesday failed, and has been shifted to today by 10am.
This was explained in a live update early this Thursday morning by Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki.
“I can confirm, he will have the opportunity to be heard at the Benin Republic court, they respect international law. It will be held today (Thursday) by God’s grace.
“The sitting will be held at 10am in the morning at the Benin Republic court.
“The court will determine the fate of the extradition and we’ll also have the opportunity to present our case especially on the personality of Igboho.
“We know the magnitude of what the Nigerian government is trying to do if they try to get hold of Igboho but they will fail, by God’s grace
“Their intention was to capture him (Igboho), but God fought for him,” he said.