Oyogist has learned that Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has lambasted Nigeria’s ambassador to Benin Republic, Tukur Buratai, for requesting that sunday Igboho, should be handed over to him.
Buratai had Reportedly met with the President of Benin Republic to discuss the extradition of Sunday Igboho to Nigeria.
Igboho, who is now detained in the Benin Republic, was apprehended on July 19 in Cotonou with his wife while attempting to flee to Germany.
Falana in reaction, said that the extradition of Sunday Igboho will be guided by the rule of law.
The human rights lawyer Futher argued that the federal government must always follow the appropriate legal process in dealing with secessionists.
Falana said: “In the case of Sunday Igboho, again despite my disagreement with him, I came out to say you cannot just throw him into a waiting plane as we were told, it was attempted.“You have to go to court. You have to make a request under international law, under the ECOWAS convention on extradition.
“The government of Nigeria is requested to submit an extradition request to the government of Benin Republic and so when the plenipotentiary, General Yusuf Buratai (retired), who at that time had not submitted his letters of credence asked that Igboho be handed over to him.“He was told, ‘sorry, we operate the rule of law here’. That is why that matter is still in court.”Speaking on various secessionist agitations.