Authorities in Benin have filed new charges against Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, who was arrested in the country last Monday, but no hearing date has been set.
One of Igboho’s lawyers, Ibrahim Salami, who disclosed the new charges after late Monday night’s hearing, said Igboho was confronted with fresh charges when he appeared in court.
The presiding court then ordered that he be held in Beninese police custody.
Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were apprehended by the International Criminal Police Organization at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin, on their way to Germany on Monday, July 19, 2021.
Igboho was further remanded, according to Salami, a law professor, to allow the police to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the charges, which included unlawful migration, dubious collusion with immigration agents, and an attempt to provoke public disorder.
Salami also explained that the previous allegations that warranted placing Igboho on a watch-list had successfully been tackled during the hearing.
Speaking in an interview with BBC Yoruba, the lawyer said: “First, the judge ruled that Sunday Igboho entered Benin Republic by an illegal means