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Benin Republic Court Releases Igboho’s Wife, As He Remains in Custody

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The Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, has ordered the release of Sunday Ighoho‘s wife, Ropo, after she was arraigned with the husband.

The Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Igboho, and the wife were both arraigned on Thursday. While the wife was released, the activist was ordered by the court that Igboho should be returned to custody.

“They just finished from court. The wife is to be released this night and Sunday is to remain in custody. The matter was adjourned till Friday,” a court official said.

It was earlier reported that Igboho was awaiting his fate at the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, following his arraignment by the authorities of the country for immigration-related offences.

A source had stated that the activist was not for extradition to Nigeria.

SaharaReporters had reported how Benin Republic police on Monday night arrested Igboho at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou, while trying to fly from the country to Germany.

The Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 raided the residence of the activist in Ibadan, Oyo state.

Igboho had planned a ”Yoruba Nation Rally” in Lagos two days before the raid.

The DSS raided the residence, killing two people and arresting 12 aides but Igboho escaped.

The agency alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons, and subsequently declared him wanted.

The agitator had been on the run since the raid.

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