Counsel for the detained Yoruba Nation activist, Mr. Yomi Aliyyu has debunked the rumour that his principal, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has escaped to Germany.
He rather explained that Igboho is negotiating with the Benin Republic government to be moved to another detention facility over his health status.
In a statement titled, ‘Re: Purported release of Sunday Igboho’, the lawyer said, “Kindly discountenance any news about the release of Chief Sunday Adeyemo or that he is on his way to Germany. It is not true, please.
“With the assistance of a worldwide renowned professor and Prof Akintoye and lawyers (Falola and myself), we are negotiating for something more comfortable for him than prison to meet his health demand.
“I advise you to remain calm and prayerful.”
Recall that Aliyyu had earlier disclosed that previous negotiations to get Igboho freed didn’t yield the desired result.
Instead, he said the Benin Republic government renewed Igboho’s incarceration despite that there was no criminal charge against him and no extradition request from the Nigerian Government.
Igboho, who escaped from a deadly raid on his Ibadan residence by the operatives of the Department of State Service on July 1, 2021, was arrested in Benin Republic on his way to Germany on July 19 together with his wife, Ropo.
His wife was released, however, Igboho has been in detention since then and if the extension of his incarceration is allowed to stay, he may spend at least one year in detention in the country.