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Sunday Igboho Hospitalized, Lawyer Reveals

Embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been reportedly rushed to the hospital.

It was confirmed to newsmen on Wednesday, October 13 by one of the agitator’s legal counsel, Yomi Aliyu, that that the Igboho is critically ill and has been rushed to the hospital.

Aliyu while interacting with BBC Yoruba earlier, alleged that the rights activist developed the illness in Benin Republic prison custody.

According to him, the agitator has also been critically ill and rushed to the hospital for treatment. The lawyer raised an alarm that Igboho is in dire need of medical treatment.

He said: “Igboho was not diagnosed with this sickness before he was arrested in Cotonou. It was so critical that they had to rush him to the hospital.

“I can’t tell if he has been returned to the prison from the hospital but what I know is, he’s battling ill health and it seems his kidney and lungs are already being affected.

“Even though I cannot tell which part of his body the sickness has really affected, I know it has to do with his internal organs,” Aliyu noted.

Confirming the report, a source under the umbrella of the Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, told newsmen that “Yes, he is ill and his kidney appears affected. We are not very sure yet. Another test result is expected for confirmation. We are working on that and I can assure you that he is in safe hands.”

When contacted, the spokesperson for Ilana Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye, said, “Expect our reaction soon. But the government should be warned that nothing must happen to Igboho.”

Sunday Igboho is currently in a detention facility in the Benin Republic.

This follows the invasion of his residence in Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State by men from the Department of State Services, DSS.

The activist was subsequently arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on July 16, 2021, with his wife, while travelling to Germany and has since then been in detention.

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