A few days ago, Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, was arrested at an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic while trying to flee to Germany.
There are reports that the Federal Government of Nigeria wants his repatriation back to the country, a move that many people and groups are against.
Today is the hearing about the extradition case of Sunday Igboho. Here are the three things that I am expecting to happen.
Protest at the court gate
The hearing was initially scheduled for Wednesday but failed to be held amid protests by Yoruba Nation agitators in Cotonou. There are high expectations that agitators will still storm the premises of the court to show their solidarity and possibly prevent the reparation of the activists back to Nigeria.
Remanded In Benin Republic Prison to await the outcome of the asylum application filed for him.
It was reported that Sunday Igboho had already filed a case for asylum before leaving Nigeria before he was arrested at the Cotonou airport. The Benin court may order Sunday Igboho to remain under detention to await the decision on the asylum application filed by the activist.
Repatriated back to Nigeria
This is the main thing that some Nigerian groups have been fighting against, as they claim that something bad may happen to the activist if he is successfully repatriated to the country. There are some reports that the Ambassador to the Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), had earlier written a letter to the Benin government asking them to repatriate the activist back to face his crimes in Nigeria. The court may decide to grant this wish and allow the Nigerian government to take charge of the case of Sunday Igboho.