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Igboho won’t Return To Nigeria After Regaining Freedom – Lawyer

Igboho won’t Return To Nigeria After Regaining Freedom – Lawyer
  • PublishedAugust 21, 2021

Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a. Sunday Igboho, will not return to the country until the expiration of President Buhari’s tenure in office.

The disclosure was made by one of Igboho’s lawyers Olusegun Falola.

Fálọlá maintained that his client is staying away from the hostile environment which President Muhammadu Buhari created in Nigeria.

The lawyer added that Igboho’s stay in Benin Republic detention is a blessing in disguise.

Igboho has spent over one month in detention since he was arrested by the operatives of Brigade Criminelle (Criminal Brigade) on July 19 in Cotonou.

The 48-year-old agitator, who was first detained at the Brigade économique et financière (BEF), is at Prison Civile de Cotonou — Cotonou Civil Prison.

In the last judgment, the Cour De’appal De Cotonou ordered that Igboho should be kept in prison custody.

At the 13-hour hearing, the court had ruled that Igboho be sent to pre-trial detention pending the conclusion of the investigation.

According to the lawyer, “We should be thankful to the Benin Republic government for granting Igboho access to medical attention.

Also, his wife, Ropo goes freely to see him and to interact with him, and bring food regularly.

“If Igboho had been captured the way Kanu was extradited to Nigeria, then we won’t be talking about him today, his health would have worsened. Look at how his aides have been treated”.

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