Embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has accused his 10 lawyers in Cotonou, Benin Republic of collecting N5 million each from him but failed to seek his release after about 50 days in detention.
The detained ethnic defender, who spoke in a leaked audio, complained bitterly that all his Benin Republic-based lawyers, led by Ibrahim Salami, have not achieved any tangible result on his case.
“I have been here for about two months and the lawyers didn’t come to check on me.
“It was God who apprehended me Himself not any security official in Benin Republic. The God who arrested me will definitely release me. That is my faith. Even if all the lawyers say they are no more interested in my case, God will free me. I am no more afraid of anything.
“Those ones are not lawyers. They called themselves lawyers yet they couldn’t stop the judge from remanding me in a prison. Lawyers that couldn’t prevail on the prison warders to remove handcuff from my hands for seven days. And they were all heavily paid.”
Igboho also complained over his alleged maltreatment and abandonment in prison by Salami and the other lawyers even as he boasted that he’s not afraid of being extradited to Nigeria “after all Kanu is in Nigeria and we are agitating for the same secession.”
Igboho, who was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic on July 19, has since been remanded in prison even as he now seeks asylum in Benin Republic. He is facing allegations bordering on trafficking in arms, inciting violence and causing disunity in Nigeria.
Some of the other offences said to have been committed by the Igboho bordered on entering the Benin Republic illegally and alleged planned intent to cause social unrest in the Republic of Benin.
While he is in detention, the court granted him access to medical care as his lawyers are battling for his release and stoppage of his extradition to Nigeria.
Source: The Punch.