The counsel for Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, said the arrested Yoruba Nation activist wept like a baby as he is in pains in custody.
The counsel, Chief Yomi Alliyu ( SAN), also said he was inhuman treatment in the custody of the police in Benin Republic.
Chief Alliyu told The PUNCH in a phone conversation on Tuesday.
“They chained him in the cell where they put him in Cotonou. There was a fracas at the airport yesterday when he was arrested. They hit him in the hand and that same hand was handcuffed, he is in pains and he was weeping like a child when I called, I heard him.
“The wife too was put in a separate cell but they didn’t chain the wife. He was crying, the wife was crying too cease he was writhing in pains seriously. We only pray they don’t pay anybody to kill him. You don’t put somebody in cell and still chain the person.
“You know he sustained injury and they didn’t take him to hospital for treatment. We heard that he is appearing in court tomorrow but I don’t know whether that will carry it out, ” He told PUNCH.
Igboho and his wife was arrested at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic around 8pm on Monday. They were about to catch a flight to Germany before Interpol apprehended them.
The senior advocate, who described the arrest of his client as shocking, urged the government of Germany, Benin Republic and the international community “to rise up and curb the impunity of the Nigerian Government by refusing any application for extradition of our Client who already has application before the International Criminal Court duly acknowledged”.
The Nigerian secret police had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 of his aides and killed two of them in a gun duel.
The federal government had placed the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country.