Human right activist lawyer, Femi Falana, says the Benin Republic government refused to put freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho, on a waiting plane after his arrest in the French-speaking country in July.
The Senior Advocate said the Nigerian government told their Benin Republic counterpart to repatriate Igboho, after his arrest as he sat for an interview on BBC Yoruba on Tuesday.
He noted that the Benin Republic, however, informed the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to understand that obeying the law is sacrosanct to them.
Falana said: “The Nigerian government asked the Benin Republic government to repatriate Sunday Igboho. In fact, we heard they had even sent an aircraft to be used to bring him down to Abuja.
“The Benin government made its Nigerian counterpart to understand that this is not a lawless society.”
Igboho was arrested in an airport in Cotonou while trying to board a flight to Germany after he fled Nigeria recently
The Yoruba nation agitator fled Nigeria to the Benin Republic after he was declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS.