Senator Shehu Sani has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to provide consular services and ensure the safety and release of the detained Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo publicly known as Sunday Igboho from Benin Republic.
Senator Shehu Sani’s call is coming few hours ago after the spokesperson of Sunday Igboho, Olayomi Koiki in a statement yesterday said the Yoruba nation agitator is currently in urgent need of medical attention, calling on the government of Benin Republic to grant the detained rights activist; the rights to health care.
No matter the offence of Mr Igboho to the Nigerian State, it’s incumbent on the Federal Government to provide him consular services and ensure his safety and release. Not just him, but any citizen held in a foreign country is entitled to this.Senator Shehu Sani said.
Koiki in a statement titled ‘On behalf of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho’, called on the government of Benin Republic to grant Igboho permission to receive urgent medical attention.
After speaking with his legal representatives, I would like to confirm that his health needs urgent attention and we are using this medium to plead with the Government of Benin Republic, President Patrice Talon to please allow Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho to seek medical treatment due to his health.Koiki said in a statement.
He needs urgent medical treatment and giving him this would help him with his health problems. We know you are just a man and one that wants progress for his country too. We have seen all the wonderful things you have done to bring good change to your country.
President Patrice Talon, please we need your intervention to enable his quick release because his health needs urgent attention and we know that this would be granted to him, because we don’t want anything to happen to him while in the custody of your country.
Chief Sunday Adeyemo has been held in Benin since 20th of July 2021 and now his health has been affected badly.
We would like to say thank you in anticipation
Also we would like to use this medium to appreciate his lawyers and everyone that have stood by him during this very difficult time.
Igboho was arrested alongside his wife in Cotonou, Benin Republic by security operatives in the West African country on July 19 after fleeing Nigeria and evaded deadly attack on him in his house with the intent arrest by Nigeria joint security operatives.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had declared Igboho wanted after its operatives carried out a bloody raid on his residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Igboho’s wife has since been released from police custody while Igboho remains in detention in the West African country.
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