The spokesperson of Ilana Omo Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye, on Tuesday revealed that Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho’s release from detention is being delayed as a result of the vacation embarked upon by judges in Benin Republic.
It was reported that the Beninese Court had ordered that Sunday Igboho should be returned to prison custody when he appeared before the court on July 27.
Also, prosecutors were said to have raised fresh charges against the activist during the last sitting.
Sunday Igboho’s lawyers had said the Yoruba Nation agitator was further remanded to allow police to conduct a thorough investigation into the charges, which included illegal migration, dubious connivance with immigration officers, and an attempt to cause civil unrest.
They explained that the previous allegations that warranted placing Igboho on a watchlist had successfully being tackled.
Some of the allegations, which he said could not be proved, are trafficking in arms, inciting violence that could result in social disturbance, and causing disunity in Nigeria.
When contacted on phone, Maxwell explained that Igboho’s legal team led by Olusegun Falola has prepared “everything necessary” to guarantee his release.