Fresh details as emerged about the arrest of a vanguard of Yoruba secession, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as “Sunday Igboho” at Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic.
The Yoruba Nation activist according to his lawyer was arrested along with his wife, Ropo, a German citizen at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic around 8 pm on Monday. They were about to catch a flight to Germany before Interpol apprehended them.
Narrating the present condition of Igboho, his lawyer, Yomi Alliyu (SAN), was quoted by The PUNCH to have said; “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 (Igboho) was crying, the wife was crying too. He was writhing in pains seriously. We only pray they don’t pay anybody to kill him. You don’t out 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.”