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‘The outcome will favour us’ — Igboho’s aide confident as court hearing begins

‘The outcome will favour us’ — Igboho’s aide confident as court hearing begins
July 22
19:12 2021

Olayomi Koiki, media aide to Sunday Adeyemo, the Yoruba nation agitator better known as Sunday Igboho, says lawyers are fighting hard to defend his principal in court.


The separatist activist is currently being arraigned at the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, for immigration-related offences.

Igboho and his wife have been in custody since their arrest at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, as they attempted to board a flight to Germany on Monday.

He was expected to have been arraigned on Wednesday but the Benin Republic authorities failed to present him in court.


Hordes of his supporters have been trooping to the court in Cotonou since Wednesday in anticipation of his appearance.

Speaking during a live session on his Facebook page, Koiki said Igboho’s defence counsel are putting up a good fight at the hearing.

He said: “We thank those who have joined us from all over the world to know what is happening in Cotonou. The case is still ongoing, that is what we can say for now. Our legal representatives are working so we should entertain no fear.


“Benin Republic respects its laws and we have to appreciate that instead of listening to distractions. We all know that Igboho is not a criminal or terrorist.

“Let us therefore allow the lawyers to do their work. We all want to know the outcome of the case but let us be patient for now. Maybe, there will be more update today or tomorrow. Whatever happens will be in our favour.”

Igboho was declared wanted by the Directorate of State Services (DSS) early in July after a raid on his Ibadan house.

Two people were killed by the DSS in the late night raid while 12 others persons were arrested and later paraded in Abuja. They have since been charged to court.



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