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Benin Republic Declines Extradition Of Sunday Igboho To Nigeria

Recall that on the night of Monday, July 19, Benin security authorities detained Igboho and his wife in neighboring Cotonou on orders from Nigeria, as the activist was purportedly going to travel to Germany with his German-born wife.

Despite the Federal Government’s insistence that he be extradited to Nigeria to face claims of weapons hoarding and activities that harm the country, Igboho’s legal team has successfully challenged the Benin government in court.

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Despite heavy pressure from Nigeria, the Benin Republic allegedly stated on Wednesday, July 21, that it would not participate in any procedure that was not conducted in accordance with the law.

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A security official from Benin made it known to The PUNCH,

“The Nigerian government planned to extradite him on Wednesday,  but our government said the rule of law must be followed as the world is watching us.”

Pelumi Olajengbesi, one of the lawyers of Igboho, also told Punch that “Benin Republic had shown itself to be a country that respects the rule of law and due process,” and that “Igboho’s legal team in Benin Republic were in talks with the Beninise government.”

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Source: Ghgossip.com

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