Benin to Nigeria: We’ll follow due process on Igboho, reject extradition | NN NEWS

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The Republic of Benin has rejected Nigerian government effort to forceful repatriate Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, back to Nigeria, insisted to follow the rule of law.

According to PUNCHthe Federal Government planned to extradite the activist on Wednesday (yesterday), but Benin Republic insisted that it would not be part of any process that was against due process. 

A security source in the West African country, who spoke said that “The Nigerian government planned to extradite him on Wednesday, but our government said the rule of law must be followed as the world is watching us.” 

One of the lawyers of Igboho, Pelumi Olajengbesi, in an interview with one of our correspondents, said Benin Republic had shown itself to be a country that respects the rule of law and due process. 

The lawyer said Igboho’s legal team in Benin Republic were in talks with the Beninise government.

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