An umbrella body of the Yoruba Nation Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, has provided reasons why the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho’s legal efforts to get released from detention is being delayed.
According to the group’s spokesperson, Maxwell Adeleye, the battle to get Sunday Igboho released from detention is delayed because of the vacation embarked upon by the judges in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
A second reason is that his prosecutors were said to have filed fresh charges against the activist during the last sitting.
The third factor is that Sunday Igboho was remanded in custody to allow police to conduct a thorough investigation into the charges preferred against him, which included an attempt to cause civil unrest, illegal migration, and dubious connivance with immigration officers.
According to the group, the Judges are expected to resume on September 15, 2021 from vacation. Upon resumption from their vacation, they will be expected to hear the case of the Yoruba nation agitator and he should be released, noting that the Judiciary system in Cotonou, Niger Republic is not like the Nigerian Judicial system, where they have vacation judges.
In a related development, a Yoruba Socio-cultural group in the Diaspora, under the aegis of Oodua Worldwide, has urged the federal government to ensure the freedom of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and avert a looming danger.
Adewale Ojo, president of the group, also charged Yoruba leaders, including the traditional institutions, not to relent on efforts to get Sunday Igboho freed from Nigerien Government custody, noting that self-determination agitation is a fundamental human right and should, therefore, not be met with stiff resistance as being demonstrated by the federal government of Nigeria.
The group also demanded for the immediate and unconditional release of Sunday Igboho and his aides that are in detention.