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Igboho’s lawyer to Buratai: Your relationship with Beninese President will achieve no result

Pelumi Olajengbesi, one of the lead counsel to Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho said the new-found relationship between Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), and the President Patrice Talon, will achieve no result.

Olajengbesi stated this while reacting to the meeting between Buratai and Talon last week in Benin Republic.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Buratai met with the Beninese President last Tuesday to present his letter of credence amid the planned extradition of Igboho to Nigeria.

Recalls that that Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou on Monday night, July 19 while trying to catch a flight to Germany.

Speaking with The PUNCH on Monday, Olajengbesi said members of the agitator’s legal team were not afraid of Buratai and his newly found relationship with Benin Republic.

“We are not afraid of Buratai. He is doing his best in the interest of the government he represents to see that Chief Sunday Igboho is extradited and not given justice but we are not worried because this matter is before the court and we expect the court to do justice,” he said.

“Chief Sunday Igboho is a peacemaker, someone who is struggling to see that there is liberty for people who are unjustly killed.

“If Buratai whose record is in the public domain is making efforts to extradite Igboho, I think he is just wasting his time with his romance with the Government of Benin Republic, he cannot intimidate the Government of Benin Republic; it is a sovereign nation like Nigeria. If his (Buratai’s) intention had been done, then, Sunday Igboho would have been returned to Nigeria but he has not been able to succeed,” the lawyer added.

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