Nigeria

Sunday Igboho has been ‘crying like a baby’ since his arrest – lawyer

A former Assistant Director with the Department of State Services, Dennis Amachree, on Friday, said Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, should have joined the South-West Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun.

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

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.

“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.

“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.

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

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