Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has revealed that Benin Republic told Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s ambassador to the country, that the rule of law will guide the extradition of Sunday Igboho.
He stated this while speaking on the development on Thursday, in a programme on Channels Television.
Falana aid Buratai, the former chief of army staff, asked that Igboho should be handed over to him.
“In the case of Sunday Igboho, again despite my disagreement with him, I came out to say you cannot just throw him into a waiting plane as we were told, it was attempted,” he said.
“You have to go to court. You have to make a request under international law, under the ECOWAS convention on extradition.
“The government of Nigeria is requested to submit an extradition request to the government of Benin Republic and so when the plenipotentiary, General Yusuf Buratai (retired), who at that time had not submitted his letters of credence asked that Igboho be handed over to him.
“He was told, ‘sorry, we operate the rule of law here’. That is why that matter is still in court.”