Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba rights activist, has been held in solitary confinement while Benin Republic judges take a vacation.
The spokesperson for the umbrella group of Yoruba self-determination groups, Maxwell Adeleye, said this on Tuesday, Ilana Omo Oodua.
Sunday Igboho was ordered to be returned to prison custody by the Beninese Court when he appeared in court on July 27.
Prosecutors had also brought new charges against the activist, according to reports.
On Sunday, the Yoruba Nation activist’s lawyers announced that he had been further remanded so that police could conduct a thorough investigation into the charges, which included illegal migration and dubious collusion with immigration officers, as well as an attempt to cause civil unrest.
As a result, Igboho has been removed from the watchlist, according to officials.
There are allegations of arms trafficking, inciting violence that could cause social unrest, and creating disunity in Nigeria, which he said could not be proven.
If you call Maxwell, you’ll find out that Olusegun Falola’s legal team has “everything necessary” to secure Igboho’s freedom, according to Maxwell.
He explained that the activist’s release was delayed because judges in the country were on vacation.
The PUNCH learned that the judges would return from vacation on September 15.
This is a holiday for the judges. After the resumption, his case should be heard and he should be released. The case was not heard by a vacation judge. This is not Nigeria, where judges are on vacation,” he said.
In favor of releasing Igboho
“Sunday Igboho” Sunday Adeyemo and his aides have been imprisoned in Nigeria, according to a pro-Yoruba diaspora group called Oodua Worldwide.
“We are not going to give up,” said President of Oodua Worldwide Adewale Ojo.