Sunday Igboho hasn’t fled Benin to Germany — Lawyer

Sunday Igboho Adeyemo

Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has not fled Benin Republic to Germany, his lawyer Yomi Aliyyu said on Thursday.

The agitator was arrested in Benin Republic on his way to Germany on July 19, 2021, together with his wife, Ropo who was later released.

He had gone into hiding after escaped from a deadly raid on his Ibadan residence by the operatives of the Department of State Service on July 1, 2021.

However, his lawyer Aliyyu said in a statement that Sunday Igboho is negotiating to be moved to another detention facility over his health status.

“Kindly discountenance any news about the release of Chief Sunday Adeyemo or that he is on his way to Germany. It is not true, please.

“With the assistance of a worldwide renowned professor and prof Akintoye and lawyers (Falola and myself), we are negotiating for something more comfortable for him than prison to meet his health demand,” he said.

Aliyyu earlier announced that previous negotiations to get his client freed did not yield the desired result.

Instead, he said Benin Republic renewed Sunday Ignoho’s incarceration despite that there was no criminal charge against him and no extradition request from the Nigerian Government.