Today24 October, 2021

UPDATE; Sunday Igboho seeks medical treatment in Germany, France

Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) is critically ill, his lead counsel, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), said yesterday.

Alliyu told The Nation that the embattled agitator’s health was deteriorating, saying he required urgent medical attention abroad.

Igboho has been detained in Cotonou by the government of Benin Republic since July while on alleged transit journey to Europe.

It was learnt that the government had not filed specific charges against him.

His lawyer said he had been taken to the hospital in Cotonou for medical attention.

Alliyu claimed that the agitator’s body organs may have been damaged while trying to escape during the July 1 invasion of his Soka, Ibadan home by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS).

“Igboho was not diagnosed with this sickness before he was arrested in Cotonou. It was so critical that they had to convey him to a hospital.

“I can’t tell if he has been returned to the prison from the hospital, but what I know is, he’s battling ill health and it seems his kidney and lungs are already being affected.

“Even though I cannot tell which part of his body the sickness has really affected, I know it has to do with his internal organs,” he said.

The lawyer said Igboho had applied to the Republic of Benin authorities to allow him seek better medical attention in either France or Germany.

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