As Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Igboho returns to court on Monday in Cotonou, Nigeria has demanded nothing so much as his extradition
The Federal Government has communicated this position to the Benin Republic, which plans an extradition hearing.
Igboho was arrested on July 19 at the Cotonou Airport along with his wife, Ropo, while attempting to travel to Germany.
He was declared wanted by the Directorate of State Service (DSS) when he fled during a raid on his Ibadan residence on July 1. He was put on the International Police (INTERPOL) watch list.
He appeared in court twice last week in Cotonou. The matter was adjourned till Monday.
The ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice handling the matter had sent diplomatic communication to Benin about why it should extradite Igboho (real name Sunday Adeyemo) to Nigeria to face trial.