The lead counsel for arrested Yoruba Nation activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has described as inhuman, the remedy his consumer is being subjected to within the custody of the police in Benin Republic.
The counsel, Chief Yomi Alliyu SAN, said on Tuesday that his consumer was chained contained in the cell, tortured on the hand and compelled to cry like a child. The lawyer confirmed that Igboho wept once they spoke on the phone on Tuesday.
He stated Igboho’s spouse, Ropo, a German citizen, who was arrested along with the activist, was additionally saved in a separate cell by the police within the neighbouring nation.
Talking with Punch, the lawyer stated, “They chained him within the cell the place they put him in Cotonou. There was a fracas on the airport yesterday when he was arrested. They hit him within the hand and that very same hand was handcuffed, he’s in pains and he was weeping like a baby after I known as, I heard him.
“The spouse too was put in a separate cell however they didn’t chain the spouse. He was crying, the spouse was crying too as a result of he was writhing in pains severely. We solely pray they don’t pay anyone to kill him. You don’t put somebody in cell and nonetheless chain the particular person.
“You realize he sustained harm and so they didn’t take him to hospital for remedy. We heard that he’s showing in courtroom tomorrow however I don’t know whether or not that can carry it out.”
Recall that Igboho and his spouse have been arrested on the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic round 8pm on Monday. They have been about to catch a flight to Germany earlier than Interpol apprehended them.
The senior advocate, who described the arrest of his consumer as surprising, urged the federal government of Germany, Benin Republic and the worldwide group “to stand up and curb the impunity of the Nigerian Authorities by refusing any software for extradition of our Shopper who already has software earlier than the Worldwide Felony Court docket duly acknowledged”.
The Nigerian secret police had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence within the Soka space on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 of his aides and killed two of them in a gun duel.
The Federal Authorities of Nigeria had positioned the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to cease Igboho from leaving the nation.
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