Court releases Igboho’s wife after six hours hearing
The hearing of a case against the Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, lasted for more than six hours on Thursday at Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Ropo, Wife of the Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo otherwise known as Sunday Igboho has been released.
The court in Cotonou, Benin Republic ordered her release after three sessions.
The sessions started at 10am and ended at about 8pm, but there were intermittent breaks during the hearing.
Igboho, who was arrested at Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou on Monday night, is being tried for immigration-related offences.
The hearing was adjourned till Friday, but it was gathered that the court might not sit today (Friday).
A member of Igboho’s legal team, Pelumi Olajengbesi, confirmed the development to The PUNCH on Thursday, adding that the team was hopeful that the court would grant bail to Igboho.
Earlier, there was anxiety among supporters of the Yoruba Nation activist when he arrived at the court on Thursday.
A source said Igboho, who was arrested around 8pm on Monday by the International Criminal Police Organisation was arraigned for immigration-related offences.
The activist and his wife, were arrested at the airport when they wanted to catch a flight to Germany.
Recall that the Department of State Services raided Igboho’s residence in the Soka area of Ibadan at 1am on July 1, 2021, arrested at least 12 of his associates and killed two others during the bloody raid.
The DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, later that day paraded the associates of the activist, displayed some passports including that of Igboho, AK-47 rifles, rounds of ammunition, African bulletproof vests, amongst others as exhibits.