Sunday Igboho’s lawyer, Ibrahim Bamidele Salami, has warned against extraditing the Yoruba Nation agitator to Nigeria.
Salami said that Igboho risks losing his life if extradited to Nigeria from Benin Republic.
The counsel, who spoke in an interview on BBC Yoruba, said extraditing the Yoruba activist is the same as sending him to his early grave.
Salami claimed that the Nigerian government is desperate to make life unbearable for Igboho.
He said: “What is important is for us to not allow them to extradite Sunday Igboho to Nigeria because if we allow it, everything he has done wrong and how the Nigerian Army hunted him, will be the same as sending him to his grave. And that’s the fight we are fighting in Benin Republic.”
The freedom fighter was arrested at an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic while trying to travel to Germany.
DSS had declared Igboho wanted after a cache of weapons were discovered in his residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.