The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) said it has begun consultations with prominent lawyers in the Republic of Benin to ensure justice for arrested Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
This was disclosed by the Secretary-General of the social-cultural group, Dr. Kunle Olajide.
Speaking with Vanguard on Thursday, he insisted that Igboho has not committed any offence in Nigeria which would warrant his arrest and detention.
Olajide said: “Yoruba leaders are linking up with prominent lawyers in the Republic of Benin, who have been working day and night to ensure that justice is done. That is very important to us.
“We are concerned about what is going on. To the best of our knowledge, we don’t see anything Igboho has done to breach the rules of either Nigeria or the Republic of Benin.
“To the best of our knowledge, we are reliably told that Igboho ran for his dear life because it was clearer to him that his life was at stake.
“If he has breached any law of that country, then they must bring him to face charges otherwise, he should be released.”
Recall that the Court D’Apeal in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on Thursday night returned the Yoruba nation agitator to cell.
An official of the court said the court ruled that Igboho should be returned to custody.
The official, however, said the wife who was also arraigned on Thursday was released this evening.
“They just finished from court. The wife is to be released this night and Sunday is to remain in custody. The matter was adjourned till Friday,” an official said.