Sunday Igboho released from prison on two conditions -Lawyer

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Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, was released on at least two conditions, The punch has learned.

Lawyers familiar with his release conditions have made this known to The punch Monday.

They made this known shortly after the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, announced Igboho’s release.

“The conditions are not too harsh. He will not hold any rallies and will not be able to leave Cotonou,” said one of the lawyers.

Furthermore, the activist’s lawyer, Chief Yomi Aliyyu, SAN, said two of the conditions were that Igboho should not leave the medical center or Cotonou.

He said: “I must inform all supporters of Chief Sunday Adeyemo alias Igboho Oosa that he has been released to his doctors under the agreement that he shall not leave either the medical center or Cotonou for any reason. whether it be.

“Praise must be given to two eminent Yoruba personalities – Professor Wole Soyinka and Professor Akintoye for this turnaround in our client’s case.”

Aliyyu had announced on Thursday that Igboho had started new negotiations with the government of the Republic of Benin over his state of health.

He explained that Igboho had negotiated to be transferred to another detention center because of his health condition.

Igboho, who escaped a deadly raid on his residence in Ibadan by agents of the Department of State Services on July 1, 2021, was arrested in the Republic of Benin while traveling to Germany on July 19 July with his wife, Ropo. His wife was released early.

During the bloody raid on Igboho’s Sooka residence, the Department of State Services arrested and detained 13 of Igboho’s associates. Two of the Igboho supporters, identified as Adogan and Alfa, lost their lives in the raid.

The DSS also presented seven AK-47 rifles believed to have been recovered during the raid on the Igboho house on July 1, along with three pump-action pistols, 30 fully loaded AK-47 magazines, 5,000 7.62mm rounds , five cutlasses, a jack-knife, a penknife, two pistol holsters, a pair of binoculars, a wallet containing $5, local and international driving licenses in his name, bank cards, a German residence permit no. YO2N6K1NY bearing his name, two whistles, 50 rounds and 18 walkie-talkies.

Others were three charm jackets/traditional bulletproof vests, two laptops, a Toshiba and a Compaq laptop, Igboho’s passport and those of his assistants.

However, the aides were later released after a court injunction.

A High Court in Oyo State also awarded N20 billion in damages to the activist. The court also prevented the State Security Department and the Federation Attorney General from arresting Igboho.

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