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Sunday Igboho diagnosed with possible kidney problem in Beninese prison – Lawyer

Popular Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, has allegedly been reportedly with possible kidney or lungs illness in Benin Republic.

One of Igboho’s lawyers, Yomi Aliyyu, made this known in an interview with BBC Yoruba.

Aliyu said the Yoruba rights activist developed the illness while in Benin Republic prison custody.

He noted that Igboho has been critically ill and rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Recall that operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) invaded the home of the pro-Yoruba self-determination activist at about 1:30am on July 1, 2021, and arrested 12 of his aides, while Igboho managed to escape arrest.

Igboho was later arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on July 16, 2021, alongside his wife, while travelling to Germany and has since then been in detention.

Speaking in the recent interview, Aliyyu 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.”