How police handcuffed Igboho despite being in cell – Benin lawyer
The police in Benin Republic reportedly handcuffed the hands of Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho despite detaining him in a locked cell.
One of Igboho’s Cotonou-based lawyers, Ibrahim Salami disclosed this on Saturday in a Facebook Live Interview with BBC News Yoruba.
Salami, who is also a professor of law added that the Nigerian Government’s representatives told the court that Igboho is a gunrunner who tried to divide Nigeria.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou on Monday night while trying to catch a flight to Germany.
“We are five lawyers handling his case. When we visited Sunday Adeyemo at the police station, he was not beaten but what they did that is alien to the law here is that they handcuffed him inside the police cell after locking the cell. This makes eating and movement within the cell difficult for him to the extent that someone has been helping him in this regard.
“Apart from being a lawyer, I am also a professor of law at a university here in Benin Republic. Part of what we teach our students is human rights. Human rights frown at the action of the police.
“I called the attention of the police commander and the prosecutor to this but still nothing changed. At the moment, Sunday Igboho’s hands are in chains at the police station. This is not good at all,” he said.
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