The umbrella body of Yoruba nation groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, on Friday released an update on the arrest and trial of Sunday Adeyemo, also known asÂ Sunday Igboho.
The update was given in a statement obtained by the Editor Nigeria and signed by the group Communications Manager, Maxwell Adeleye.
The statement reads: â€œYesterday, the court set Mrs Adeyemo, lgbohoâ€™s wife free since it has been found that she has committed no offence and thereâ€™s no complain whatsoever against her. Consequently, her German passport was returned to her.
â€œThe Lawyers handling the case reported after the proceedings that Chief Sunday Adeyemo lgboho cannot be extradited to Nigeria for two principal reasons:
â€œ1. That contrary to insinuations, Nigeria and Benin have no Extradition Agreement and 2. That Nigeria has not been able to come up with charges that could lead the court to order lgbohoâ€™s extradition to Nigeria.
â€œWhat Nigerian Government came up with were mere allegations against Ighoho such as trafficking in arms and inciting violence that could result in the social disturbance without evidence which the Government of Benin Republic considered spurious and untenable, and insufficient to warrant extradition.
â€œLastly, the case has been adjourned till Monday 26th July to allow the Nigerian Government to bring up whatever evidence they may have, and Mr. lgboho has been taken back to the police custody.â€