Sunday Igboho diagnosed with likely kidney problem in Beninise prison – Lawyer

Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho’s lawyer has claimed that the activist has been diagnosed with possible kidney or lungs illness.

Yomi Aliyyu, said this in an interview with BBC Yoruba, saying Igboho developed the illness in Benin Republic prison custody and he has also been critically ill and rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Recall that Igboho’s home in Ibadan was raided by security agents on July 1, 2021 as he escaped, while 12 of his aides were arrested and later arraigned in court.

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

Speaking during the 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.55


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.”




NEWSCASTARS.COM also gathered that Sources in the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, confirmed the development.

“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,” one of the sources said.

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