On Monday, July 19, Igboho was detained in the Benin Republic while attempting to fly to Germany with his wife, Ropu. On Thursday, he was detained and charged with possessing a fraudulent Benin passport in a Beninoise court.
According to reports, the federal government is working to extradite him to Nigeria, where he would face additional charges.
Adebanjo, 93, said Igboho is a “political prisoner” and that the federal government has “no authority” to demand his extradition on Arise TV.
”The-power-that-be wants to kill him because he’s leading a popular revolt. Buhari may depend on chariots and everything, but we have God. And we call on our God to deal with Buhari.
He [Igboho] is a political refugee. He didn’t commit any crime here. He didn’t waylaid or kill anybody. He didn’t run away from anybody after committing a crime. He ran for his life because the-power-that-be wants to kill him because of his agitation. Because he’s leading a popular revolt.
When they see the crowd that Igboho is pulling at every meeting, that is what is terrifying them. Can Buhari summon the crowd that Igboho is summoning each time he holds a meeting, even with the fact that he [Buhari] gives money to who will attend the meeting, that is a rented crowd?
You’re looking for somebody’s life, and you ask him to come and surrender himself. Who will do that? He has muzzled everybody: the press can’t talk, and there is a limit to questions that broadcasters can ask now without them closing the station. Keeping everybody quiet. But I tell you, Buhari may depend on chariots and everything, but we have God. And we call on our God to deal with Buhari. Because we are helpless, and he has all the ammunition of power.”