The Cour De’Appel De Cotonou, Benin Republic, on Monday, granted Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, more commonly called Sunday Igboho, access to medical care which means that his team of doctors can attend to him in custody.
SaharaReporters learnt that the activist’s lawyers fought hard to secure his bail but the court only granted his access to medical care at the moment.
“The court has granted him access to medical care, although what the lawyers were fighting hard for was to secure his bail. The court is still investigating the three main allegations brought against Igboho by the Federal Government of Nigeria which claimed that Igboho is a gun runner, a terrorist and criminal who wants to divide Nigeria. All these have yet to be proven by the Nigerian government’s lawyers,” a source stated.
SaharaReporters had reported how Benin Republic police two Mondays ago arrested Igboho at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou, while trying to fly from the country to Germany.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 raided the residence of the activist in Ibadan, Oyo state.
Igboho had planned a ”Yoruba Nation Rally” in Lagos two days before the raid.
The DSS raided the residence, killing two people and arresting 12 aides but Igboho escaped.
The agency alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons, and subsequently declared him wanted.