Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, will be appearing before the appeal court in Cotonou on Monday 26th July, 2021.
Igboho’s lawyers, are reported to have said that the Nigerian government is yet to file for the extradition of their client, but that he has also been reported in court to have fallen short of the law in Nigeria on three major counts.
The three major charges levelled against Sunday Igboho by the Nigerian Government are:
Igboho is charged with trafficking and possession of unlicenced arms and ammunition in Nigeria. This is a charge punishable by a minimum of 10 years imprisonment.
This is in addition to five-year imprisonment for illegal possession of firearms or ammunition and a fine of N1,000.
He has also been accused of seeking to break away a certain part of the country from the rest of the state. A charge which is also likened to treason or promotion of inter-communal war.
Sunday Igboho has also been accused of inciting people to violence in his call for the freedom of the Yoruba nation.
The punishment for this offence is seven years in prison for felony, in line with the unlawful society chapter of the criminal code.
Details of the proceedings in the Cotonou Court of Appeal later…..