Reno Omokri, a former Media Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday, July 24, has begged the Senior Advocates of Nigeria of Yoruba origin to relocate to the Benin Republic to strengthen the legal teams fighting to prevent Sunday Igboho from being repatriated back to the country.
Omokri, in a post on his Facebook page, urged Afe Babalola, Wole Olanipekun, Femi Falana, Eyitayo Jegede and other Senior Advocates of Nigeria of Yoruba origin to defence his son in the Benin Republic.
Ex-Presidential’s aide accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism.
The post reads, “Femi Falana, Afe Babalola, Eyitayo Jegede, Wole Olanipekun, and other Senior Advocates of Nigeria of Yoruba origin should consider relocating to Benin Republic to strengthen the legal defence team of Sunday Igboho and prevent his repatriation to Nigeria by the Buhari administration.
“Two years ago, the Buhari government sent a jet to the Niger Republic to fly so called ‘repentant’ Boko Haram members and their wives back into Nigeria. Please Google it. A government that does that to terrorists has no moral authority to extradite a freedom fighter.
“This is not the time to just write and talk. We must commit our money, talents and influence towards helping this man that stood for us when nobody, including Buhari, stood up to help us when killer herdsmen were wreaking havoc on Nigerians.”
Recall that the Yoruba activist who is currently in the custody of security agencies in Cotonou was arrested on Monday while escaping to Germany after being declared wanted in Nigeria by the Department of States Security Services, DSS.
The Oduduwa Republic freedom fighter appeared at the Cour De’appal De Cot in the Benin Republic on Thursday for a hearing on his extradition to Nigeria.
The court, however, ordered the release of his wife who was arrested alongside her husband. The case was adjourned till Monday 26 as Igboho remains in the cell.