Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) claims that the Federal Government requested rushed extradition of Sunday Adeyemo from Benin Republic to Nigeria, similar to that of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, but that the case of embattled police officer Abba Kyari is now being handled properly.
Falana claimed in an interview with BBC Yoruba on Tuesday, August 10 that the federal government sent an airplane to Abuja to extradite Igboho, but that this was halted by President Patrice Talon’s government, which persisted on following the legal process.
According to the Senior Lawyer, there are too many injustices in Nigeria and this is not good.
“The Benin government made its Nigerian counterpart understand that the country is not lawless. They insisted on following the legal procedure and said without going to court, we can’t hand over Igboho to you.
“This is how it should be under the law; the judge will scrutinize Nigeria’s extradition request from Cotonou to Abuja. That is what the laws say in Benin Republic, that is what the laws also say in Nigeria.
“That was why I criticized the hasty transfer of (the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra), Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria. Now, the Federal Government wants Abba Kyari to go to court before he is transferred to the United States. And this is what the government should have done in the case of Kanu.
“There are too many injustices in Nigeria and this is not good.”