Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, paid for his botched Cotonou(Benin Republic)-Paris(France)-Hamburg(Germany) flight through a United Kingdom-based travel company.
The ticket was paid for in British pound using a cheque as means of payment, The Punch reports.
Igboho, following a raid on his Ibadan residence by operatives of the Department of State Services(DSS) on July 1, planned a trip to Germany to join his family but was arrested at Cotonou Airport on July 19, 2021, by the Benin Republic authorities.
He was arrested at the request of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The Nigerian government later requested Igboho’s extradition but authorities in Benin Republic reportedly declined the request on grounds that Igboho needed to complete his trial in the country for allegedly violating its travel laws.
The Yoruba nation agitator is still facing trial in Benin Republic as his lawyers continue to battle the West African nation’s government for his release.
However, the medium reported that Igboho was to travel aboard Air France from Benin Republic via France to join his family in Germany on July 19, 2021.
He was to travel on flight AF700, which would depart Benin Republic for France before a connecting flight to Germany.
The Cotonou-Paris-Hamburg flight was to depart Cotonou Airport at 11.35pm and arrive at the Paris Charles de Gaulle(CDG) Airport at 5.20pm the following day, July 20, 2021.
Igboho was then expected to connect his next flight at CDG by 09.30am to arrive at Hamburg Airport by 11.40am on the same day.
But he could not make any of the flights due to his arrest by authorities in Benin Republic.
Further findings revealed that the UK travel firm, which bought the ticket using cheque as means of payment, had since claimed the ticket refund.
It was reported that the business class Cotonou-Paris-Hamburg ticket cost £2,685.