Standby Helicopter Was Set To Bring Igboho To Nigeria, But Yoruba Indigenes Fought Against It

The lawyer of Sunday Igboho, Mr. Yomi Aliyu(SAN), has explained how his client was set to be flown to Nigeria on a standby helicopter after he was arrested in Benin republic.

According to Aliyu who was engaged in a radio talk programme on Rave FM, he intimated that the government had prepared the necessary things in place to extradite Igboho to Nigeria after he was arrested at the airport with his brother and German wife.

Aliyu said: “As at today, Sunday Igboho is still in police detention in Benin Republic, specifically in Cotonou.

“While they were fighting with the brother, he was bundled back into the plane heading to Germany; he was the one in Germany now, not Igboho.

“He was already in the plane in Cotonou on his way to Germany with his wife and his brother was there too. Somebody fingered him out that he is a wanted person. He was brought down with the wife and brother and a fracas ensued because he was to be flown to Nigeria by a standby helicopter.

“But the wife and the brother put up a fight and started shouting at the airport, which attracted some other Yoruba indigenes and they came to their rescue.”

“My communication with him is indirect. We don’t want to create a situation where we now go to Cotonu and I will be embarrassed for some other things.

“We know who is heading the police, who is the High Commissioner on Cotonu. I can’t go to that area now, but I speak with him indirectly anytime I want to speak with him. I have been speaking with him through somebody that should know.

“I don’t belong to any group: neither Afenifere nor Oodua Nation. I am directly appointed by Sunday not for any group, not for Oodua group, not for Afenifere or anybody.

“In fact, my own philosophy is different from their philosophy. But professionally, I am for Sunday and the rule of Law nothing political.”