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Sunday Igboho Transferred To New Detention Facility In Benin Republic After His Lawyer Complained


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An order has been given by the Cour D’Appel De Cotonou for Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, to be transferred to another detention facility.

The order was given after Igboho’s lawyers complained that his fundamental human rights were being abused, according to a report by Punch.

Recall that we had earlier reported that Igboho had leg chain and hand-cuff on him.

But Ilana Omo Oodua in a statement in Monday morning said the leg chain and hand-cuff were later removed from him.


According to Ibrahim Salami, one of the Cotonou, Benin Republic-based lawyers of Sunday Igboho, the activist needed support to eat and use the toilet because of the hand-cuff.

Before the new order, Igboho was detained at Brigade Criminelle facility.

Though tbe new detention facility is yet to be disclosed, our correspondent gathered that the activist would possibly be moved to Cotonou Civil Prison.

Also, the Cour De’Appel De Cotonou returned Igboho to police custody pending further investigation.

The activist was returned to cell after a 13-hour hearing, which ended around 11:20 pm on Monday.


The case was heard behind closed doors as the court limited attendance to lawyers, Igboho’s wife, Ropo, and a few others.

Journalists and Igboho’s supporters who thronged the court in their large numbers were denied access.

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