Sunday Igboho Faces Fresh Charges In Benin Republic

The Beninese  authorities have filed fresh charges against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Igboho, who was arrested in the country last Monday but no date has been fixed for hearing the case.

One of Igboho’s lawyers, Ibrahim Salami, who disclosed the new charges after late Monday night’s hearing, said Igboho was confronted with fresh charges when he appeared in court.

He was, thereafter, ordered to be remanded in Beninese police custody by the presiding judge.

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

Salami, a law professor, said Igboho was further remanded to allow the police conduct a thorough investigation into the charges, which included illegal migration, dubious connivance with immigration officers and an attempt to cause civil unrest.

Salami also explained that the previous allegations that warranted placing Igboho on a watch-list had successfully been tackled during the hearing.

Speaking in an interview with BBC Yoruba, the lawyer said: “First, the judge ruled that Sunday Igboho entered Benin Republic by an illegal means.

“They also want to investigate how Sunday Igboho conspired with others to enter Benin Republic through wrong means.

“They also want to know how long he has been in Benin Republic and his plans in the country. They also raised a charge on whether he wants to come and cause unrest or social disturbance in Benin Republic.”


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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