Following Chief Sunday Adeyemo’s (aka Sunday Igboho) arrest on Monday, his legal representative, Chief Yomi Alliyu, has claimed that his client is being treated inhumanely in police detention in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, with his legs and wrists apparently bound like an animal.
In a statement made on Tuesday, the lawyer stated that Igboho is being treated like an animal in police custody because of a “order from above,” and that he could appear in court today for an extradition order.
“Just about three minutes ago, 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 dehumanising condition in a police cell in Cotonou.
“The source told me that they are under instruction by an order from the 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 pains.
“While I was talking to the source by telephone, I can hear our client crying and asking that the chains be removed and that he is in pains. But I can hear one officer telling him that they cannot remove the chains as they are acting on instruction,” he said in the statement.
Alliyu insisted that the extradition order being sought by the Nigerian authorities may not likely sail through, given the status of Igboho as a political offender.
“I know that our client, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho Oosa), would be taken to a court in Cotonou, the capital of the Republic of Benin, tomorrow [today].