Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, claims that the Benin Republic administration refused to allow Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba Nation protester, on a waiting plane provided by the Nigerian government.
According to Falana, the Nigerian government has requested that Igboho be repatriated by its West African neighbors.
On Tuesday, he mentioned this in an interview with BBC News Yoruba.
He added that the Beninois administration has insisted on strict adherence to their country’s laws.
According to Falana: “The Nigerian government asked the Benin Republic government to repatriate Sunday Igboho. In fact, we heard they had even sent an aircraft to be used to bring him down to Abuja.
“The Benin government made its Nigerian counterpart understand that this is not a lawless society.”
Igboho was arrested in Cotonou after he fled Nigeria recently.
He was arrested in an airport in Cotonou while trying to board a flight to Germany.
The Yoruba nation agitator fled Nigeria to the Benin Republic after he was declared wanted by the Department of Strate Services, DSS.