Benin Republic has filed fresh charges against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Ighoho who was arrested in the country last Monday.
The new charges came after Monday’s hearing where Igboho was ordered to remain in police custody in Benin Republic, according to Ibrahim Salami, a Benin-Based lawyer.
Salami had before the hearing disclosed that the legal team was expecting extradition charges from the Nigerian government against the activist.
Also, he said, Igboho was confronted with fresh charges when he appeared in court on Monday.
The Benin based lawyer also said Igboho was remanded to allow police to conduct thorough investigations into the charges which included illegal migration, dubious collaboration with immigration officers and an attempt to cause civil unrest.
Salami said he expected that the activist would be freed on Monday because the federal government was yet to file formal extradition charges against Igboho explaining that the previous allegations against him had been tackled during the hearing.
The allegations that seemed unprovable are trafficking in arms, inflaming violence that could cause disunity in Nigeria.
“First, the judge ruled that Sunday Igboho entered into 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.”