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Beninese Court Remands Sunday Igboho Indefinitely In A Civil Prison

The Cour De’appal De Cotonou in Benin Republic on Monday night remanded Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a. Sunday Igboho indefinitely in a civil prison.

The Yoruba agitator will remain in custody pending further investigations, the court said.

Igboho’s lawyers applied for bail, but the court only granted him access to medical care.

The details of the trial have not been made public but it might be Immigration-related despite denials by his lawyers and associates.

At the resumed hearing, many supporters of the Yoruba Nation agitator and traditional rulers thronged the court premises before his arrival at about at about 7 a.m.

For about eight hours prosecution and defence lawyers argued over his case, with his wife, Ropo, watching.

It is still unclear if the Nigerian government had made formal charges against Igboho.

Nigerian authorities want him repatriated.

He is accused of stockpiling weapons and threatening the federal government and security agencies.

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