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BREAKING: Sunday Igboho supporters protest at Beninese Consulate General’s office in Lagos [PHOTOS]

Supporters of Yoruba Nation separatist, Sunday Adeyemo ‘Igboho’ are currently protesting at the office of the Consulate general of Benin Republic in Victoria Island, Lagos, to demand his release.

The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions, while calling on the federal government to ensure the release of Igboho from custody.

Biodun Sarumi, one of the protesters, called on Yoruba leaders and other Nigerians to prevail on the federal government to secure Igboho’s release.
Sarumi said that Igboho should not be allowed to die in detention.

He added that Igboho was innocent of the charges preferred against him and that he should not be treated like a criminal.

According to him, Igboho’s fundamental human rights had been grossly abused.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Igboho is currently in detention in Benin Republic over charges bordering on illegal entry, criminal association, among other alleged offences.

On July 20, Igboho and Ropo, his wife, were arrested at an airport in Cotonou by Benin Republic’s security forces while he was trying to flee to Germany.

The Nigerian government had declared him “wanted” after the country’s secret police raided his home in Ibadan, Oyo state.

A week later, a Benin court blocked his extradition to Nigeria while ruling that he should be remanded in prison pending further hearing.

See some photos from the protest on Friday below:

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