Yomi Aliyu, the Counsel to popular Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo otherwise known as “Sunday Igboho” said his client is being treated like an animal in police custody in Cotonou where he is being held.
Recall that Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic yesterday en route to Germany.
While speaking to Channels News, Aliyu revealed that his client was placed under horrific condition by the police.
“Igboho is being treated like an animal in the cell-based on an order from the above.”
“I got a call from a reliable source from the authorities in the Republic of Benin that Sunday Igboho has been put in a very dehumanizing condition in a police cell in Cotonou.”
“The police source told me that they are under instruction by an order from above that Igboho should be chained like an animal waiting to be slaughtered. He told me that Igboho was tightly chained to the floor and he is in serious pain.”
“While I was talking to the police officer on the telephone, I could hear our client crying and asking that the chains should be removed as he is in pain. But the officer told him that they cannot remove the chains as they are acting on instruction.”
Sunday Igboho has been on the run since his house was raided in Ibadan, Oyo State a few weeks ago by men of the State Security Service.