Embattled Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has been reportedly diagnosed with a likely kidney or lung problem under detention in the Benin Republic.
This was disclosed by one of his lawyers, Yomi Aliyyu, during a recent interview with BBC Yoruba.
Aliyyu revealed that Igboho developed the critical illness in Benin Republic prison custody and has been rushed to the hospital for treatment.
“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.
“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.”
Recall that the activist had been in detention in the West African country since he was arrested in Cotonou on July 16, 2021, alongside his wife, while travelling to Germany.
Prior to his arrest, Igboho was involved in a gun battle during a raid security operatives of the Department of State Services, at his residence in Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
At least two of his aides were killed in the raid that took place around 1:30am on July 1, 2021, while 12 others were arrested but Igboho managed to escape arrest.