Ignore NIgeria’s Extradition Application On Igboho, Counsel Tells Benin Republic

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*says it is against extradition treaty of 1984 between Togo. Nigeria, Ghana and Republic of Benin


By; BAYO AKAMO Ibadan


Counsel to the  Yoruba Rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN) on Tuesday urged the Republic of Benin government  to refuse any application for extradition of his client by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The counsel  in a statement in Ibadan declared that such extradition application by the Nigeria government is uncalled for and that granting it will be gross violation of the extradition Treaty of 1984 between Togo, Nigeria, Ghana and Republic of Benin.
Chief Alliyu stated that his client who already has application before ICC duly acknowledged few weeks ago as operatives of the DSS invaded his residence in Ibadan shooting as well as searching for  him during which  2 people were killed with many including one of his wives were arrested 
” The Extradition Treaty of 1984 between Togo. Nigeria,Ghana and Republic of Benin excluded political fugitives. It also states that where the fugitive will not get justice because of discrimination and/or undue delay in prosecution the host country should not release the fugitive”, he said
According to the Counsel , ” now, Article 20 of African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights to which the four countries are signatories made agitation for self-determination a fundamental right to be protected by all countries”.
” This made Chief Sunday Adeyemo a POLITICAL OFFENDER who cannot be deported and/or extradited by the good people of the Republic of Benin for any reason. Secondly, that he cannot get Justice or even be killed is apparent in how those arrested in his house were detained for more than 21days now without access to their lawyers. Even the wife among them could not change her undies for 21days! Which inhuman treatment can be more this?
Chief Alliyu stressed, ” it is a shocking news that Nigerian Government has gotten Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho Oosa arrested by INTERPOL in Republic of Benin not with standing the political nature of his offence and what the DSS earlier said that they refrained from arresting him so as not to overheat the polity of Southwestern Nigeria.” 
 ” It is advisable for the INTERPOL and Benin Republic to be aware of the savagery acts committed in our clients house in the wee hours of 1st July, 202;  between 1.00am and 3.00am; shooting their way through and killing 2 people in the process and maliciously damaging his properties in the course of that illegal invasion.”
He maintained further in the statement “Secondly, that he cannot get Justice or even be killed is apparent in how those arrested in his house were detained for more than 21days now without access to their lawyers. Even the wife among them could not change her undies for 21days! Which inhuman treatment can be more this?
” Again another wife of our client Mrs Ropo Adeyemo, a German Citizen, has been arrested together with her husband in Cotonou. What offence has she committed to warrant this? We urge the good government of the Republic of Benin and international community, especially Germany, to rise up and curb the impunity of the Nigerian Government by refusing any application for extradition of our Client who already has application before ICC duly acknowledged” 
Part of the statement reads, ” Though the invading DSS officers did not state any reason for their invasion to our client  before or during invasion they later paraded 13 people and ammunitions which our client denied to be his as he is a peaceful campaigner for self-determination and it is on good record that the guns and ammunitions displayed were the same displayed in 2013 in another instance. 

” This could be seen on 2013 Facebook though DSS has dismissed this on their website. But what they cannot deny is that when they were leaving our clients house they left with two corpses and people arrested and nothing more except 2 guns belonging to the police escorts of Mr Adisa Saheed Olalekan.One of the people they killed was one Mr Saheed Adisa Olalekan of Oladams Motors, Osogbo, who came to Sunday Igboho’s house to discuss auto business. He came with 2 police escorts. Though the policemen were not among the people paraded to the public their guns were among those displayed.

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