The legal team of Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, is awaiting an official medical report, among other documents, to file a bail application on his behalf, The punch collected reliably.
One of the 11 lawyers supposed to represent Igboho said members of the legal team decided to file a strong bail application that would not be dismissed by the court.
The lawyer, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak, said: âThe preliminary reports we are receiving from the medical team show that Igboho is in need of medical attention. They said he appears physically strong, but his condition is not improving. He was limping during Monday’s hearing.
âWe are awaiting an official report. This is part of what we will present for his bail application. “
Igboho and his wife were arrested on Monday, July 19, 2021 by the International Criminal Police Organization at CadjÃ¨houn airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, on their way to Germany. His wife was later released, while Igboho has been in detention since.
He was declared wanted by the Nigerian State Service Department when he fled in a raid on his residence in Ibadan on July 1 and was placed on Interpol’s watch list.
When contacted, Yoruba Nation agitator coordinating lawyer Olasupo Ojo said lawyers were considering different options on the Igboho case.
However, he declined to give a specific date for filing the activist’s bail application, who faces new charges.
Ojo said The punch, âThe original allegations are dead. We have achieved the goal we set for ourselves in the first place – to stop the illegal extradition of Sunday Igboho.
âWe have different options that we are considering apart from applying for bail. I cannot disclose these options now.
” He is fine. The doctors saw him. His wife also brings him food. His right to be a prisoner is respected. His lawyers also have access to him. We have no problem.
On Igboho’s state of health, the lawyer said: âHe has no more complaints now. It is taken care of. ”
The monarchs of the Republic of Benin write to the president
Meanwhile, the Yoruba monarchs of the Republic of Benin on Monday submitted a letter to the country’s president, Patrice Talon, regarding Igboho’s detention.
The letter from the monarchs was submitted to the President after his meeting with the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai (retired), who also presented his letter of credentials.
The letter was jointly signed by Onikoyi Abesan-an, Alajase from the land of Ajase, Onimase from the land of Imase, Oniohorige from Ohori, Onnilaase from the land of Ilase, Onikrake from the land of Kraka from the city of Seme and Alajuwon from the land of Ajuwon, who is the chairman of the Obas Council.
It was learned that a copy of the letter had been given to the country’s interior minister and the president of the Senate.
The monarchs have reportedly told President Talon not to side with Nigeria.
It was also learned that the monarchs had urged him “not to allow the country to be used by Nigeria to score political points.”
Yorubaland Aare Onakankafo spokesman Kehinde Aderemi said his boss, Gani Adams, had been briefed on the action of the monarchs of the Republic of Benin.
Aderemi said: âYeah, they called him (Adams) this morning to take stock. He praised their actions.
“In addition, the delegations of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, who were in the Republic of Benin on Monday to observe the legal proceedings, made feedback to their masters.”
âYes, the Ooni received the return almost immediately, but no further action was taken,â said one of his assistants.
S’west govs under bondage, afraid to speak – Lawyer
Igboho’s coordinating attorney, Ojo, at a PUNCH Online program, Roundtable, said some governors in the Southwest were afraid to make their positions known on Igboho’s arrest and detention.
He also warned governors against opposing the Yoruba nation, saying those of them who did not support self-determination would regret their action.
While blaming the president, the regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired) for attacking Igboho, he explained that the Nigerian government could not sanction the Republic of Benin if Igboho was released.
He said: âI should congratulate the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for saying something. Many governors do not know the value of the position they occupy. When people are screaming and you pretend you don’t know, then something is wrong. A governor who deafens his ears to the clamor of his people will himself have to blame.
âThey didn’t come out openly; they have their fears. They are under bondage. I pity the governors. They are chained. ”
He lamented that Buhari supported Palestinian self-determination, but ordered the arrest of the Yoruba nation agitators.
The lawyer said: âBy the way, it is recorded that General Buhari has also called for self-determination of the people of the North in the past. He is also known to advocate the self-determination of Palestine. He’s not opposed to it, but when it comes to the Yoruba nation, you say unity is non-negotiable. Is this all that is not negotiable in life? You can’t force two people to stay together.
Request for bail of Igboho aides for hearing today
The Abuja Federal High Court is due today (Thursday) to preside over the petition filed before it by 12 detained associates of Yoruba nation activist Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
However, there is uncertainty as to whether or not the State Services Department will produce them according to the order.
On the last adjourned date, Judge Obiora Egwuatu ordered the DSS to bring Igboho’s detained associates to court.
Judge Egwuatu also ordered the DSS to show why the detainees should not be admitted on bail.
The detainees had taken legal action against the DSS and its director general, Yusuf Bichi.
As of the last adjourned date, the applicants’ lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, had presented his ex parte motion asking the court for an order “compelling and compelling the defendants to produce the applicants” in order to allow the court “to investigate the circumstances constituting the reasons for their arrest and detention âsince July 1, 2021.
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