By Chioma Iruke
Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, will face fresh charges Benin Republic authorities, and would be held in custody pending the conclusion of the investigation against him by the Cour D’Appel De Cotonou.
Making the revelation on Tuesday, Igboho’s lawyer, Hounvenou Raphael during an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Pidgin, said his client was being accused by the court of associating with criminals since he didn’t enter the country using the right channel.
“Igboho would remain in custody as prosecutors in the case would determine whether he violated any of the country’s immigration laws,” he confirmed.
However, he clarified that the Nigerian government was not responsible for the new development, while stating that the activist could spend two to three weeks in detention pending investigation.
The lawyer stressed that there were no other charges against him, other than the allegation of criminal association.