The International Criminal Police Organisation arrested Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho; with his wife, Ropo, in Cotonou, Benin Republic, the activist’s lead counsel, Yomi Alliyu (SAN), has said.
Alliyu revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.
According to him, the Federal Government of Nigeria through INTERPOL got Igboho and his wife, who is a German citizen, arrested on Monday night at an airport in Benin Republic.
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Igboho was arrested while he tried to catch a flight to Germany with his wife.
Aliu said the duo was arrested by international police in the neighboring country but they cannot be extradited based on a treaty with Benin any political offender who is unlikely to get justice at home should not be extradited to home country.
Aliu also revealed that lawyers in Benin Republic would be engaged to defend Igboho’s rights against extradition.