The Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Igboho is facing fresh trouble as the Benin Republic has filed new charges against him.
Reporters reported that Benin Republic has filed fresh charges against Sunday Igboho.
As reported earlier Sunday Igboho was arrested with his wife Ropo at the Cotonou Airport in the country last Monday.
One of the lawyers representing Igboho, Ibrahim Salami, confirmed the new charges after Monday’s hearing, after which Igboho was ordered to remain in custody of the cotonou Police.
Before the hearing, Salami had said they were expecting extradition charges from the Nigerian government against the activist.
He However disclosed that Igboho is facing fresh charges.
These charges include illegal migration, dubious connivance with immigration officers and an attempt to cause civil unrest.
Salami had expected that Igboho would be freed on Monday, as the Federal Government of Nigeria had yet to file formal extradition charges against Igboho.
He explained that the previous allegations that warranted placing Igboho on a watchlist had successfully been tackled during the hearing.
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