Benin Republic may reject the extradition of arrested Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho.
The activist was arrested Monday night at an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Reacting to his arrest, leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), Professor Emeritus Banji Akintoye, said Yoruba Patriots are working hard to provide the activist with assistance, and ensure he is not handed over to Nigerian authorities.
He asserted that nothing unlawful or primitive would be done to Igboho as Benin Republic respects the rule of law.
Akintoye called on Yoruba people at home and in diaspora to rise up and resolve that neither Sunday Igboho nor any other Yoruba person is henceforth subjected to inhuman or dehumanising treatment of any kind.
He reiterated that Igboho committed no crime but rose in defence of his people who are killed and raped on their ancestral land.
Igboho mysteriously escaped arrest when operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed his Soka Ibadan residence on July 1st.
He was placed on a stop-list, and security agents were directed to apprehend him anywhere he was found.
His arrest, brings to an end a three weeks manhunt by the DSS.