Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba nation liberation 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 demonstrates that he was duped, as he did not commit any criminal offense. He is under the protection of the Benin Republic.
“Nigeria did not appear in court and did not provide any evidence against Igboho. As a result, he is not facing any criminal accusations. When he is released from prison, he will seek asylum in other countries, including France, which will gladly accept him.
“As a result, when the administration that opposes him leaves office, he’ll return to Nigeria.
“When the judges questioned if he owned property in Cotonou, he replied that he owned property in Seme. As a result, there is still a risk.
Igboho’s refuge in Cotonou allows him to stay in the country and do his business there, as well as travel to Germany to either live or travel. For his own protection, he’ll make Benin his new home till Buhari’s term ends.” Falola was quoted in the Nation as stating.
Igboho was caught 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.