Yoruba monarchs in Benin Republic, on Sunday, met over the arrest and detention of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly referred to as Sunday Igboho.
The assembly is holding within the Palace of a outstanding monarch in Adjohoun, which is about 60 kilometres away from Ajase.
Amongst these current on the assembly are Alajashe of Ajase from Port Novo, Alajohoun of Adjohoun, Onikoyi Abesan, and Oba of Seme.
The Beninese courtroom adjourned Igboho’s case until Monday (tomorroww) after his 5 legal professionals did not persuade the prosecutor that he had no case to reply.
The Beninese authorities have, nevertheless, launched Ropo, the agitator’s spouse, who was arrested with the 48-year-old activist on Monday, July 19, 2021, by the Worldwide Felony Police Organisation on the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin on their strategy to Germany.
On his half, Igboho was returned to police custody.
The legal professionals had mentioned that through the listening to, prosecutors claimed Igboho was on a watchlist for alleged trafficking in arms, inciting violence that would end in social disturbance and inflicting disunity in Nigeria.
The PUNCH had reported that Yoruba leaders, together with monarchs, are rallying help for the Yoruba rights activist.
When Igboho was arraigned on Thursday, tons of of his Yoruba-speaking supporters surrounded the Court docket D’Appal of Cotonou.
Among the supporters, who went to witness the case, advised The PUNCH on the phone that the atmosphere was tensed.
Additionally, Yoruba-speaking monarchs had been additionally current in courtroom.
Nonetheless, Ibrahim Salami, one of many Cotonou, Benin Republic-based legal professionals of Sunday Igboho, has urged his supporters to steer clear of the courtroom proceedings on Monday.
He mentioned, “After we went to courtroom on Thursday, we had a big turnout of Igbho’s supporters. I frowned on their motion. They need to keep at dwelling and allow us to do our job. Igboho is accused of inflicting disorderliness and civil unrest. If they’re now mobilising to courtroom, it could ship a mistaken sign. They need to help him with prayers from dwelling.
“There isn’t a accord between Nigeria and Benin that enables Benin to extradite Igboho to Nigeria. He can solely be extradited on political grounds. In that regard, the regulation received’t apply.”