Benin Republic plots to deport Igboho to Nigeria as lawyers kick.
Indications have emerged that Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, may be deported to Nigeria from Benin Republic.
After they are through with his deportation, operatives of the Nigeria Police Force would arrest him.
This is according to a security source confided in punch correspondent.
But lawyers to the Activist have
have kicked against the move, saying that it was against international law.
Sources in Benin Republic said that Benin Republic was not ready to engage in a diplomatic crisis with Nigeria.
One of the sources, who works with Benin’s INTERPOL National Central Bureau, told The PUNCH that charges against Igboho were punishable by deportation, fines, or imprisonment.
The security official revealed that “Our intelligence gathering showed that it is unhealthy to jail Igboho here (Benin Republic).”
The senior NCB officer added, “Yes, he was detained for fresh charges. While he was initially in the Brigade Criminelle facility, he made useful confessions. His lawyers also know that he is guilty of irregular migration.”
Another official said, “The least punishment Igboho can be given is to be deported to the country he came from (Nigeria) if found guilty. The Nigerian authorities can take over from there if they wish.”
An official of the Department of State Services confirmed to our correspondent that “Yes, he is wanted. We have the mandate to arrest him if he steps into Nigeria. That is not hidden.”
When contacted, counsels for Igboho warned Benin Republic against deporting the activist, stating that was dangerous and against international law.