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The arrest in Benin Republic of Yoruba secessionist whom Nigeria accused of—and declared wanted for—stockpiling weapons has triggered a war on two fronts: legal and propaganda.
It appears the latter is being won by the team of lawyers defending Sunday Adeyemo Igboho whom the Beninese authority detained.
For the former, the lawyers have tied up their client in a knot.
At least in five ways.
Before, the Sunday Adeyemo Igboho’s lawyers confirmed Nigerian and Benin signed a treaty in 1984 concerning extradition. His lead counsel Yomi Aliyu went to town early with that. “The Extradition Treaty of 1984 between Togo Nigeria, Ghana and Republic of Benin excluded political fugitives,” the long silk said.