Self-styled Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho and his wife, Rope are before the Court D’Apeal of Cotonou following the international arrest warrant issued against the former, the court has ordered the wife to be released this evening.
It was revealed that many of the supporters, who did not know when the Yoruba rights activist arrived in court, trooped into the courtroom to see him.
According to eyewitness account, Igboho and his wife, Ropo looked pale as they await hearing.
The court is expected to debate on the international arrest warrant issued against him.
If it is found to be in order, he’ll be extradited.
But if the warrant is defective from the legal or administrative angle, he’ll be referred before the prosecutor.
It was also learnt that since Igboho did not commit any of the alleged crimes in Benin Republic, the prosecutor will determine the next steps.
Court officials revealed court ruled that Igboho should be returned to custody.
“They just finished from court. The wife is to be released this night and Sunday is to remain in custody. The matter was adjourned till Friday,” an official said.
It was reported that Sunday Igboho was awaiting his fate at the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, following his arraignment by the authorities of the country for immigration-related offences.
Igboho was taken to court on Thursday afternoon.
A source had told Newsmen that the activist was not for extradition to Nigeria.
It was also reported how Benin Republic police on Monday night arrested Igboho at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou, while trying to fly from the country to Germany.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 raided the residence of the activist in Ibadan, Oyo state.
Igboho had planned a ”Yoruba Nation Rally” in Lagos two days before the raid.
The DSS raided the residence, killing two people and arresting 12 aides but Igboho escaped.
The agency alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons, and subsequently declared him wanted.
The agitator had been on the run since the raid.