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WHY SUNDAY ADEYEMO AKA SUNDAY IGBOHO CANNOT BE EXTRADITED TO NIGERIA – LAWYER

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WHY SUNDAY ADEYEMO AKA SUNDAY IGBOHO CANNOT BE EXTRADITED TO NIGERIA - LAWYER

By Oladeji Showunmi

Chief Yomi Aliu (SAN), the lawyer for Yoruba Nation Agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has argued that his client should not be extradited to Nigeria.


Aliu confirmed Igboho’s arrest with his wife, Ropo Adeyemo, on Monday night in Cotonou, Benin Republic, but stated that they cannot be extradited due to a treaty with Benin on political offenders.Declaring Igboho a political offender, the legal practitioner stated that the treaty expressly states that any political offender who is unlikely to face justice at home should not be extradited to his or her home country.

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He went on to say that lawyers in the Benin Republic would be hired to defend Igboho’s rights against extradition.
“It is shocking news that the Nigerian Government has gotten Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho Oosa arrested by INTERPOL in Republic of Benin despite the political nature of his offense and what the DSS previously stated that they refrained from arresting him so as not to overheat the polity of Southwestern Nigeria,” Aliu said in a statement.

“The 1984 Extradition Treaty between Togo, Nigeria, Ghana, and the Republic of Benin prohibited the extradition of political fugitives. It also states that if the fugitive will not receive justice due to discrimination and/or excessive delay in prosecution, the host country should not release the fugitive. Now, Article 20 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, to which the four countries have signed, has made the right to self-determination a fundamental right that must be protected by all countries. Chief Sunday Adeyemo is now a POLITICAL OFFENDER who cannot be deported or extradited for any reason by the good people of the Republic of Benin.

“Secondly, his inability to obtain justice or even be killed is evident in the fact that those arrested in his home have been detained for more than 21 days now without access to their lawyers. Even the wife couldn’t change her underwear for 21 days! Which inhuman treatment could be more heinous than this? Another wife of our client, Mrs. Ropo Adeyemo, a German citizen, was arrested in Cotonou with her husband. What crime has she committed to justify this?

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