Igboho requires urgent medical attention – Lawyer

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BY AKINWALE ABOLUWADE

The Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been reportedly down with an illness.

One of his counsels, Yomi Alliyu, disclosed this in an interview with BBC Yoruba, saying that the activist was not in a good medical condition in the Benin Republic prison.

According to Alliyu, the agitator has been rushed to hospital for treatment.

Igboho is currently in a detention facility in Benin Republic, following his arrest while trying to board a flight to Germany.

Alliyu said that “Igboho was not diagnosed with this sickness before he was arrested in Cotonou. It was so critical that they had to rush him to the hospital.

“I can’t tell if he has been returned to the prison from the hospital but what I know is, he’s battling ill health and it seems his kidney and lungs are already being affected.

“Even though I cannot tell which part of his body the sickness has really affected, I know it has to do with his internal organs.”

The lawyer said that the ailment started after Igboho sustained injury while trying to escape from DSS operatives that invaded his Ibadan residence on July 1.

He said that the activist would require being flown abroad for adequate medical attention.

However, Igboho’s lawyer in Cotonou, Benin Republic, Ibrahim Salami, denied Alliyu’s claim, saying that the Yoruba activist had no medical condition.

“Sunday Igboho is not suffering from any ailment, but he is nurturing some injuries he sustained when the DSS operatives invaded his residence on July 1, 2021.

“Since then, he has not been adequately taken care of, and his health is deteriorating. That is the reason he is asking to be flown abroad,” Salami said.