The Benin Republic has filed new charges against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
Recall that Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, last Monday while trying to catch a flight to Germany.
The development was confirmed by one of the lawyers representing Igboho, Ibrahim Salami, after the hearing on Monday.
Salami before the hearing had said they are expecting extradition charges from the Federal Government of Night against the agitator.
He, however, disclosed after the hearing on Monday that his client is facing fresh charges.
These charges include illegal migration, dubious connivance with immigration officers and an attempt to cause civil unrest.
The counsel to the activist had expected that his client would be out of detention on Monday, as the Federal Government of Nigeria had yet to file formal extradition charges against Igboho.
He explained that the previous allegations that warranted placing Igboho on a watchlist had successfully been tackled during the hearing.