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The Court D’Appal of Cotonou has decided to detain Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Igboho, in prison custody, pending further investigation.

The Court rejected Nigeria’s request for his immediate extradition of Igboho on Monday, July 26. The Court, which was expected to start hearing the case at 10:00am, began sitting at 5p.m after the police ejected Igboho’s supporters and journalists.

According to reports, the session lasted till about midnight, when the court decided to hold Igboho in prison. The BBC reports that the police had brought Igboho to court as early as 7 a.m to beat Igboho’s crowd of supporters.

Igboho spent over 15 hours inside the prosecutor office as lawyers and the state argued whether to release him or further detain him. After long hours, the court decided to detain him further.

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