By John Ikani
The Republic of Benin government has filed fresh charges against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday ‘Igboho’.
Disclosing this to newsmen, one of Igboho’s lawyer, David Salami, said the fresh charges raised in court were that Igboho illegally gained entry, connived with some persons to gain entry and may be planning to disrupt peace in the country.
“First, the judge wanted to know how Sunday Igboho entered into the Benin Republic through an illegal means. They also want to investigate how Sunday Igboho conspired with others to enter Benin Republic through wrong means.
“They also want to know how long he has been in Benin Republic and his plans in the country. They also raised a charge on whether he wants to come and cause unrest or social disturbance in Benin Republic,” the lawyer said in an interview with BBC Yoruba.
Some of the allegations, which he said could not be proved, included trafficking in arms, inciting violence that could result in social disturbance and causing disunity in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Igboho’s lawyer hinted that the legal team was putting up efforts to secure bail for Igboho, pending the conclusion of investigation by the court.
Salami said the team would request the court to give a date for Igboho to appear again in court.