Supporters of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, were tensed on Thursday as Court D’Apeal of Cotonou began hearing in an extradition case involving the Yoruba rights activists.
Some of the supporters, who went to witness the case, told The PUNCH on the telephone that the environment is tensed.
It was gathered that many of the supporters, who did not know when the Yoruba rights activist arrived in court, trooped into the courtroom to see him.
One of the supporters said Igboho and his wife, Ropo looked pale.
“Oosa (Igboho) is here. We are about to start the hearing. His case has been called. Everywhere is peaceful but there is tension here,” he whispered on the telephone.
“He is in court with his wife. Hearing will commence shortly,” the National Chairman of Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof Wale Adeniran, told our correspondent at 03.18 pm.
The source gathered that apart from Igboho’s supporters from Lagos, Yoruba-speaking indigenes in Benin Republic, including monarchs are attending the hearing.