On Sunday, agitator Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, lashed out at his over 10 lawyers in Cotonou, Benin Republic, for their collective failure to secure his release after about 50 days in detention
was able to obtain a leaked audio recording of the activist.
The Benin Republic-based lawyers, including Ibrahim Salami, were slammed for failing to produce tangible results in his case, as opposed to his Nigerian counsels.
Salami and the other lawyers allegedly mistreated and abandoned him in prison, despite receiving about N5m each.
After all, Kanu is in Nigeria, and we are agitating for the same secession, Igboho said he was not afraid of being extradited there. As of June 2021, Nnamdi Kanu, the banned leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, is in the custody of the Department of State Services.
We reported earlier that the DSS raided Igboho’s residence around 1am on July 1, 2021 before he was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic on July 19, 2021 according to the PUNCH
Two of his associates were said to have been killed by the secret police during the bloody raid, and about a dozen others were taken into custody.
As a result, Igboho, who narrowly escaped the bloody raid, was declared wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms to destabilize Nigeria under the pretext of Yoruba Nation, an allegation he denied.
However, his luck ran out when Interpol arrested him at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou at 8pm on July 19, 2021, after about three weeks of hiding in Nigeria.
Benin’s Republic of Benin and Nigeria’s Federal Government alerted their West African neighbors that Igboho should be arrested.
He was detained in Cotonou after the Nigerian government alerted Interpol.
Despite the fact that he was arrested with his German-based wife Ropo, the Court of Appeals in Cotonou ordered her release, stating that there were no allegations against her.
Although the Beninese court ordered Igboho to be held in prison custody,
Der Activist said he wasn’t invited by the Nigerian government before they raided his house.
No one invited me, but they showed up with an armored tank and destroyed everything in my house without my permission.”
Only criminal herders could be responsible for the misery inflicted on my people. Having failed to secure the people, I went into the bush and chased them out, but the government caught up with me.
“I never carried a gun at any of my Yoruba Nation rallies,” she said. But we are the ones who suffer the most. “But we can’t keep going in this direction.'”