FOLLOWING the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) on Monday, his approved guide, Chief Yomi Alliyu has alleged that his shopper goes by way of inhuman treatment, as his legs and palms are allegedly tied like an animal in police custody in Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
The lawyer, in an announcement he launched on Tuesday, claimed that Igboho is being dealt with decrease than an animal in police custody, primarily based totally on what he termed “order from above,” and will appear sooner than a court docket docket proper this second for an extradition order.
“Almost three minutes up to now, I acquired a reputation from a reliable provide from the authorities throughout the Republic of Benin that Sunday Igboho has been put in a very dehumanising scenario in a police cell in Cotonou.
“The provision suggested me that they are beneath instruction by an order from the above that Igboho have to be chained like an animal able to be slaughtered. He suggested me that Igboho was tightly chained to the bottom and he is in extreme pains.
“Whereas I was talking to the availability by telephone, I can hear our shopper crying and asking that the chains be eradicated and that he is in pains. Nevertheless I can hear one officer telling him that they cannot take away the chains as they’re showing on instruction,” he acknowledged throughout the assertion.
Alliyu insisted that the extradition order being sought by the Nigerian authorities may not going sail by the use of, given the standing of Igboho as a political offender.
“I do know that our shopper, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho Oosa), will be taken to a court docket docket in Cotonou, the capital of the Republic of Benin, tomorrow [today].
“The Nigerian authorities and security operatives that arrested him will be approaching the court docket docket for an extradition order to hold Sunday Igboho once more to Nigeria.
“Nevertheless it is not in all probability that the extradition order being hunted for would sail by the use of. That’s because of the standing of our shopper as a political offender who enjoys immunity in opposition to extradition. Like I acknowledged in a press launch earlier proper this second, even his arrest by security operatives was in opposition to the political nature of his offence.
“There’s an current ex- customized treaty between 4 West African worldwide places of Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and Benin Republic, which grants Igboho immunity from being extradited from the Republic of Benin.
“The Extradition Treaty of 1984 between Togo, Nigeria, Ghana and Republic of Benin excluded political fugitives. It moreover states that the place the fugitive will not be going to get justice attributable to discrimination and/ or undue delay in prosecution, the host nation should not launch the fugitive.
“Article 20 of African Structure on Human and Peoples Rights to which the 4 worldwide places are signatories made agitation for self-determination a elementary correct to be protected by all worldwide places,” he acknowledged.