Benin lawyer: police handcuff Igboho despite being in cell
One of Sunday Adeyemo’s Cotonou-based lawyers, Ibrahim Salami, says the activist’s hands were tied while he was being held in a locked cell. He chatted on Facebook Live with BBC News Yoruba, which The PUNCH was able to monitor. ‘We’re five lawyers working on his case,’ he said. During our visit to the police station, Sunday Adeyemo was not physically assaulted, however the cops did shackle him inside the jail after sealing the door. As a result, it is impossible for him to eat and move within the confinement.
Lawyer and law lecturer in Benin Republic. We teach our students about human rights as part of our overall curriculum. As a result, police actions are frowned upon by human rights groups. Police commander and prosecutor were notified. “I called their attention.” “Igboho is a gunrunner who tried to divide Nigeria,” Salami said. “The Nigerian Government’s representatives told the court that.”
In a previous report, the Anything celebrity stated that a Beninise court had declared on Thursday that Igboho’s German-based wife Ropo was free to leave the country unconditionally because she was not facing any charges. But the French-speaking court ordered that Igboho be held in police custody until next Monday.
As they sought to board a flight to Germany, they were apprehended at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou. Department of State Services earlier designated Igboho wanted for allegedly stockpiling weapons, an allegation he rejected. The secret police had also raided his house, slain two of his pals, and captured roughly 12 others.