YORUBA NATION agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularlly known as Sunday Igboho, says he will seek asylum with Benin Republic and France when he leaves prison.
One of his lawyers, Olusegun Falola disclosed this during a radio interview.
Falola also disclosed that Igboho would not return to Nigeria until the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office.
The counsel said his client’s continued stay in Benin Republic is a blessing in disguise.
“Igboho’s arrest shows he was cheated, because he didn’t commit any criminal offence. He is under Benin Republic’s protection.
Nigeria did not show up in court or bring up evidence against Igboho. So there are no criminal charges against him. When he leaves prison, he’ll demand asylum from other countries including France, and they will be ready to receive him.
About a month ago, Igboho was arrested in Cotonou while trying to travel to Germany.
This was after the freedom fighter fled Nigeria after he was declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS.
DSS declared Igboho wanted after an invasion of his house, and weapons were discovered during the raid.
While Igboho is currently standing trial in Cotonou, the Nigerian government is yet to level any charges against the agitator.