The court in Benin Republic where Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (also known as Sunday Igboho), is filing a new charge against the activist, possibly bordering on illegal entry and alleged criminal association.
The new twist was disclosed by one of the activist’s lawyers, Ibrahim Salami.
He said the court has demanded an investigation of Igboho over an alleged attempt to cause problems in that country.
Salami said a new charge was brought up against his client on Monday.
Salami said Igboho came to Benin through a back channel and the judge said he might have had some criminal association while in Benin, and therefore called for further investigation on his entrance and stay in that country.
The lawyer said there were nine lawyers who represented Igboho at the Beninese court, and they were all shocked to see how the case turned out.
In an interview with the BBC, Salami said if Igboho had wanted to cause problems in Benin, he would have stayed longer in the country, but he was willing to leave the country less than 24 hours after arriving there.
He said the court eventually ruled that Igboho should be held in a Beninese prison until the investigation is concluded.
A final judgement has not been made by the Beninese court sitting in Cotonou, but the lawyers are now seeking to bail Igboho pending the investigation.
He said the case started with fighting off extradition to Nigeria, but ended as a case of Sunday Adeyemo versus the Benin Republic.