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Sunday Igboho has been crying like a baby since his arrest – Lawyer 

Post created on July 22, 2021

Chief Yomi Aliyu ( SAN), the lawyer to Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, says the Yoruba Nation protagonist has been weeping like a child while in the custody of the Benin Republic police.

Igboho was arrested late Monday, July 19, 2021 in neighbouring Benin, after he escaped law enforcement in Nigeria following a brutal raid of his home on July 1.

The separatist was Germany-bound when he was arrested.

Aliyu tells Punch Newspaper that Igboho is now being tortured by his captors and routinely dehumanised.

“They chained him in the cell where they put him in Cotonou. There was a fracas at the airport yesterday when he was arrested.

“They hit him in the hand and that same hand was handcuffed, he is in pains and he was weeping like a child when I called. I heard him.

“The wife, too, was put in a separate cell but they didn’t chain the wife.

“You know he sustained injury and they didn’t take him to hospital for treatment. We heard that he is appearing in court tomorrow but I don’t know whether they will carry it out,” Aliyu says.

“He was crying, the wife was crying, too, as he was writhing in pains seriously. We only pray they don’t pay anybody to kill him. You don’t put somebody in cell and still chain the person.

The separatist faces extradition to Nigeria to face charges bordering on unlawful assembly, treason and incitement.

According to a report by the Punch Newspaper, Igboho was declared wanted by the Department of State Services in Nigeria after his house was raided on July 1, 2021.

At least 12 of his associates were arrested while two others were killed by the DSS during the bloody raid.

The secret police accused Igboho of stockpiling arms to destabilise Nigeria under the pretext of Yoruba Nation agitation but Igboho denied the allegation. The activist, who went underground, was, however, apprehended by Interpol at the Cadjèhoun Airport on Monday night, the report says.

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