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Just in: Sunday Ighoho appear to court Journalists are not allowed in…

 

News Report July 26, 2021

 

Just in: Sunday Ighoho appear to court Journalists are not allowed in…

 

Journalists and supporters of Yoruba Nation activist Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, have been barred from attending his hearing.

Supporters of Igboho arrived in court as early as 7:30 a.m. on Monday, anticipating the arrival of the Yoruba youth leader, who has been detained since Thursday.

However, there was no sign of Igboho. Many detainees were transported to court in minibuses, but none of them was Igboho-speaking.

His trial was set to begin at 10 a.m. on Monday.

However, a source within the courts told TheCable that Igboho was brought to court before anyone else to avoid any drama or clash.

According to the court staff, Igboho is now in the “phase of law enforcement” in the court and is currently indoors with the prosecutor in charge.

Igboho’s cleric, Idris Oladejo, also confirmed to TheCable that his friend, for whom he “had been fasting and praying,” is in court.

The Beninese monarch, who has come to court to support Igboho, has also sat outside the courtroom.

Outside, police officers, supporters of Igboho, other detainees, and journalists await word from the prosecutor’s office.

Igboho’s lawyer has also been seen entering and exiting the chamber.

Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at an airport in Cotonou last week and detained at the request of the Nigerian government.

His lawyers requested the release of his wife because she had committed no offence against the Nigerian state.

On Thursday, the court answered the prayers and ordered her release and a return of her passport.

Igboho was taken to detention, where he has been up until Monday.

The charges against the Yoruba Nation activist border on arms smuggling, inciting violence and calling for a secession of the Yoruba from the Nigerian state.

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