Beninoise Court to hear Igboho’s extradition today

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A court hearing over the extradition of detained Yoruba Nation separatist leader, Sunday Igboho by the Beninoise authorities will hold today, The Nation has learnt.

Igboho, is currently held by operatives of Brigade criminelle in Cotonou.

He was arrested on Monday night while attempting to flee to Germany with his wife, Ropo.

The Nation had reported that the court hearing scheduled for Wednesday failed to hold.

The self-acclaimed freedom fighter was not brought to Court for the hearing by the Beninoise authorities.

The hearing holds by 10am at a Beninoise Court.

Igboho’s spokesperson, Olayomi Koiki in a live update on early Thursday monitored by The Nation, explained that his principal’s hearing will hold today.

“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.

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