June 26, 2022

Benin Republic to determine Sunday Igboho’s asylum request this week – Lawyer

Benin Republic to determine Sunday Igboho’s asylum request this week - Lawyer

Benin Republic to determine Sunday Igboho’s asylum request this week – Lawyer

There are strong indications that Benin Republic will make the outcome of asylum application by Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, known this week, The Punch has learnt.

Punch gathered that the bail application for Igboho was delayed by his lawyers because of his medical report and the expected outcome of his asylum application among others.

Igboho’s lawyers are considering different options to get him out of a detention facility in Cotonou without being extradited to Nigeria.

Igboho and his wife were arrested on Monday, July 19, 2021, by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin on their way to Germany. Ropo was later released.

This was after DSS raided his house in Ibadan and declared him wanted.

When he was re-arraigned last Monday, fresh charges were levelled against the 48-year-old activist, who was also returned to a new detention facility.

The Coordinating counsel for Igboho, Olasupo Ojo, said he was yet to get any official report on his asylum.

Asked if Igboho had been granted asylum, he said, “I have not got any official report in relation to that.”

“Yes, we are expecting feedback this week,” he added when asked if Igboho’s asylum application feedback may be out this week.

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