By Babajide Okeowo
The Counsel to Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), has raised an alarm that his client is going through harrowing torture and pains, having been put in chains in a police cell in Cotonou, the capital of the Republic of Benin.
The Senior Advocate who spoke to ChannelsTV judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele also disclosed that Igboho would appear before a court in Benin for an extradition order.
Mr Alliyu however stressed that rather than being released, “Igboho is being treated like an animal in the cell “based on an order from the above.
“I got a call from a reliable source from the authorities in the Republic of Benin that Sunday Igboho has been put in a very dehumanizing condition in a police cell in Cotonou.
“The police source told me that they are under instruction by an order from above that Igboho should be chained like an animal waiting to be slaughtered. He told me that Igboho was tightly chained to the floor and he is in serious pain.
“While I was talking to the police officer on the telephone, I could hear our client crying and asking that the chains should be removed as he is in pain. But the officer told him that they cannot remove the chains as they are acting on instruction,” the lawyer said.
Recall that Igboho was arrested on Monday by the security forces at an airport in Cotonou while trying to flee to Germany. He had earlier been declared a fugitive by the Department of State Services (DSS) and asked to turn himself in.
There were speculations that Igboho had been released by security operatives in the neighbouring West African nation, however, the counsel said his client was still in custody.