Sunday Igboho’s lawyer, Olusegun Falola has disclosed that the Yoruba Nation agitator will not return to Nigeria until the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
According to Falola, Igboho will seek asylum from Benin Republic and France when he is set free from prison.
The counsel said his client’s continued stay in Benin Republic is a blessing in disguise.
“Igboho’s arrest shows he was cheated, because he didn’t commit any criminal offence. He is under Benin Republic’s protection.
“Nigeria did not show up in court or bring up evidence against Igboho. So there are no criminal charges against him. When he leaves prison, he’ll demand asylum from other countries including France, and they will be ready to receive him.
“So he’ll return back to Nigeria when the administration that is against him leaves office.
“The judges asked him if he had land in Cotonou and he responded that he has a land in Seme. So, there is still danger ahead. Igboho’s asylum in Cotonou is for him to stay in the country and do his businesses in the country and also travel to Germany to either live there or to travel to and fro. He’ll use Benin as his new home until Buhari’s tenure is over just for his own safety,” Nation quoted Falola as saying.
Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho was arrested in an airport in Cotonou one month ago, while trying to flee with his wife to Germany.
Igboho had been declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS after a raid on his house.
According to the DSS, several arms and ammunition were discovered at Igboho’s residence during the raid.
While Igboho is standing trial in Cotonou, the Nigerian government is yet to level any charges against the agitator.