By John Ikani
The case involving Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been adjourned.
Mr Igboho has consequently been returned to the custody of the Criminal Brigade in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
The separatist activist is believed to have been arraigned on immigration-related offences.
Ropo, his wife, was however released and the judge ordered the return of her passport.
After the adjournment, neither Igboho’s lawyers nor the Beninese counsel spoke on what transpired in the court.
Mr Igboho and his wife were nabbed at the Cardinal Bernadin International Airport in Cotonou while he was trying to travel to Germany.
They were interrogated by Beninese security operatives at the Brigade Criminelle facility between Wednesday and Thursday.
Olayomi Koiki, media aide to Igboho, had earlier said the outcome of the court hearing will be favourable.
“Benin Republic respects its laws and we have to appreciate that instead of listening to distractions. We all know that Igboho is not a criminal or terrorist,” he had said.
“Let us therefore allow the lawyers to do their work. We all want to know the outcome of the case but let us be patient for now. Maybe, there will be more update today or tomorrow. Whatever happens will be in our favour.”
While the hearing lasted, Igboho’s supporters milled around the court premises awaiting the outcome.