Popular Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho is said to be optimistic about the prospect of his asylum application in Benin Republic before Friday.
Ibrahim Salami, the Benin Republic-based legal counsel to the Yoruba Nation agitator made this disclosure.
According to a Punch’s report, the legal practitioner also expressed confidence that Benin Republic will grant his client the asylum application this week.
Recall that an internal source had disclosed that Igboho had filed an asylum application in Benin Republic, Nigeria’s next-door neighbour to the West.
The source added that Igboho is seeking an asylum in a bid to stop his extradition to Nigeria.
The DSS had placed the activist on a wanted list after a failed attempt to arrest him during the raid on his residence located in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) had also ordered the Department of State Services (DSS); Nigeria Police Force; and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to place Igboho on a stop-list, in order to stop him from fleeing the country.
The activist would later go underground and re-appear in Benin, where he was apprehended by the Beninoise authorities while trying to flee to Germany.
Meanwhile, Salami, giving update, disclosed that the asylum would neutralise all the extradition efforts by the Nigerian government.
Speaking also, the spokesperson for Ilana Omo Oduduwa, Maxwell Adeleye, said the group is expecting a positive response.
According to him, all the asylum processes have been completed, adding that the outcome of the application is expected this week.
“We have submitted an application and we are hoping to get a positive response before the end of the week,” Adeleye said.