Reno Omokri, a former presidential adviser, has invited Femi Falana, Afe Babalola, Eyitayo Jegede, Wole Olanipekun, and other Yoruba-origin Senior Advocates in Nigeria to travel to Benin Republic to help legal teams battling to prevent Sunday Igboho from being repatriated.
Recall that the Yoruba activist, who is now in the custody of security agents in Cotonou, was apprehended on Monday while attempting to flee to a European country after the Department of States Security Services, DSS, proclaimed him wanted in Nigeria.
On Thursday, the Oduduwa Republic freedom warrior appeared in Benin Republic’s Cour De’appal De Cot for a hearing on his extradition to Nigeria.
The judge, on the other hand, ordered that his wife, who was arrested alongside her husband, be released. Because Igboho is still in custody, the case was postponed until Monday, June 26.
Reno also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism in a post on his official Facebook page on Saturday morning.
“Femi Falana, Afe Babalola, Eyitayo Jegede, Wole Olanipekun, and other Senior Advocates of Nigeria of Yoruba Origin should consider relocating to Benin Republic to enhance Sunday Igboho’s legal defense team and prevent his repatriation to Nigeria by the Buhari administration,” the post continues.
“Two years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari dispatched a plane to the Niger Republic to carry so-called ‘repentant’ Boko Haram members and their wives back to Nigeria. Please look it up on the internet. A country that treats terrorists in this manner does not have the moral legitimacy to extradite a freedom fighter.
“This isn’t the time to sit around and write and speak. We must devote our resources, abilities, and clout to assisting this man who stood up for us when no one else, including Buhari, would when killer herdsmen were wreaking devastation on Nigerians”.