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Obasanjo meets Benin Republic leaders, seeks asylum for Igboho

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has pleaded with Benin Republic leaders not to allow the extradition of popular Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo to Nigeria.

Obasanjo made this plea when he paid a condolence visit to Nicephore Soglo, former president of Benin Republic who recently lost his wife.

According to TheCable, the former president had travelled to Tanzania on August 1 and rerouted to Benin.

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“He’s asking the Beninese authorities to grant the separatist leader asylum, and not to return him to Nigeria,” a source in the Benin diplomatic circle was quoted to have said.

“The former president intervened on the request of some south-west leaders.”

Naija Banquet recalls that Sunday Igboho was arrested by the Beninese security forces while attempting to flee to Germany alongside his wife last month.

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