Sunday Igboho Won’t Return To Nigeria Until Buhari Leaves Office – Lawyer

Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba nation freedom fighter, has stated that when he is released from prison, he will seek asylum in Benin Republic and France.

Olusegun Falola, one of his lawyers, revealed this.

Falola further stated that Igboho will not return to Nigeria until President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration leaves power.

The lawyer claims that his client’s ongoing presence in the Benin Republic is a blessing in disguise.

“Igboho’s arrest shows he was cheated, because he didn’t commit any criminal offence. He is under Benin Republic’s protection.

“Nigeria did not show up in court or bring up evidence against Igboho. So there are no criminal charges against him. When he leaves prison, he’ll demand asylum from other countries including France, and they will be ready to receive him.

“So he’ll return back to Nigeria when the administration that is against him leaves office.

“The judges asked him if he had land in Cotonou and he responded that he has a land in Seme. So, there is still danger ahead. Igboho’s asylum in Cotonou is for him to stay in the country and do his businesses in the country and also travel to Germany to either live there or to travel to and fro. He’ll use Benin as his new home until Buhari’s tenure is over just for his own safety,” Nation quoted Falola as saying.

Igboho was arrested in Cotonou about a month ago while attempting to travel to Germany.

This came after the freedom warrior escaped Nigeria when the Department of State Services (DSS) declared him wanted.

After an invasion of his home, the DSS proclaimed Igboho wanted, and firearms were discovered during the operation.

Igboho is currently on trial in Cotonou, but the Nigerian government has yet to file any accusations against him.

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