Why Sunday Igboho may be killed if released now – Lawyer

The legal team of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Sunday Igboho, says the freedom fighter should remain detained in Benin Republic els may be killed if the Beninese court orders his release now.



Olusegun Falola, one of Igboho’s lawyers said Igboho may be killed due to the tension between the Nigerian government and its Benin Republic counterpart saying though the laws of Benin Republic forbids Igboho to be incarcerated beyond one week but he would remain in custody due to the attention generated by the case.


“Though the laws of Benin Republic do not allow a person to be detained in police custody beyond one week, authorities in the Benin Republic believe that setting Igboho free at the time the matter was still generating a lot of heat in local and international circles might also expose him to danger.



“His continued incarceration here is to allow things to calm down and for peace to reign between Nigeria and Benin Republic. We have no criminal allegation against him in the Benin Republic.


“Anyone that insists that we should set Igboho free now only wants him killed. He can be killed, which may cause more problems,” Falola told Nation.


Igboho was recently arrested in Cotonou while trying to travel to Germany after fleeing Nigeria to Benin Republic as he was declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS.


DSS declared Igboho wanted after weapons were allegedly discovered in his house during a raid but he denied being responsible for the weapons.

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