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The lead counsel Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN) has raised the alarm that the International Criminal Police Organisation, has chained his client, Sunday Adeyemo otherwise known as Sunday Ignoho in the cell where they put him in Cotonou.
Aliyu said Igboho was being subjected to inhuman treatments in the custody of the police in Benin Republic.
He lamented that his client was in pains and was weeping like a child due to the inhuman treatments he was being subjected to in the police cell in Cotonou.
The counsel said this while speaking on Tuesday night.
According to him, Igboho’s wife, Ropo, who was arrested together with Igboho was also kept in a separate cell by the police in the neighbouring country.
He said “they chained him in the cell where they put him in Cotonou. There was a fracas at the airport yesterday when he was arrested.
“They hit him in the hand and that same hand was handcuffed, he is in pains and he was weeping like a child when I called, I heard him.
The wife too was put in a separate cell but they didn’t chain the wife. He was crying, the wife was crying too saying he was writhing in pains seriously. We only pray they don’t pay anybody to kill him. You don’t put somebody in cell and still chain the person.
“You know he sustained injury and they didn’t take him to hospital for treatment. We heard that he is appearing in court tomorrow but I don’t know whether that will carry it out.”
Another fact also emerged that Igboho had escaped by the whiskers, but, lured back by travel agent, arrested by Interpol on return.
A source was quoted to have said
“But the travel agent called back saying the matter had been resolved. But on going back, he was arrested. He was trying to travel to Germany when he was apprehended.
“A lot of people made effort to resolve the matter but we discovered that the Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic (Tukur Buratai) was already aware and he said that he (Igboho) must be extradited.”
However , Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), was reported to have led the operation that led to the arrest of Igboho.
Buratai , a former Chief of Army Staff was said to have alerted the government of Benin Republic through a secret letter and insisted on the arrest and extradition of Igboho.