The Nigerian Federal Government has told the Cour De’appal De Cotonou that Yoruba secessionist agitator, Sunday Adeyemo fondly called “Sunday Igboho” is a gunrunner, a source acquainted with the matter said.
Sunday Igboho was Monday, July 19, 2021, arrested by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
The Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) had earlier declared Sunday Igboho wanted after a raid on his Soka residence in Ibadan, Oyo state.
DSS claimed the raid was “based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place”.
Since his arrest in Cotonou, the Nigerian government has remained mum, but a source disclosed that the “Nigerian Government was in court on Thursday through its legal representatives.
“They demanded that Igboho be remanded pending the time the government would file proper documents for his extradition.
“The Nigerian government told the court that Igboho is a gunrunner and appealed to the court to remand Igboho until further notice.
“Nothing is happening on extradition for now because the priority case for the Benin Republic is that he is alleged to have committed an offence against their law.
“So, they can’t hold any extradition hearing until they get to the root of the matter on how he got the Benin Republic passport.
“I am suspecting that even if the court orders his release, he will be rearrested because of the Nigerian Government’s accusation that he is a gunrunner.”