Beninese court grants Igboho access to medical care after over eight-hour sitting

The Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, granted embattled Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho access to medical care,

NEWSCASTARS.COM gatheref from The PUNCH on Monday that the decision comes after court sessions which lasted for more than eight hours.

Igboho’s lawyers failed to secure bail for the activist but the court only granted him access to medical care after the marathon sessions which ended around past 11pm (Nigerian time).

The court sessions started at noon, but there were intermittent breaks during the hearing.

The court proceeding took long because the system of law in Benin Republic was different from the system of law in Nigeria. Nigeria practises an adversarial system of justice but Benin Republic has an inquisitorial system, a justice system in which the judge delves into the matter to enquire like the investigator, asking questions and probing the suspects.

It was also gathered that at least six lawyers represented the Federal Government of Nigeria in court on Monday which includes a combination of local and international lawyers as well as French-speaking and English-speaking lawyers.

However after the court sitting, a member of Igboho’s legal team, Pelumi Olajengbesi, expressed confidence that his client would be released.

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