Cour D’Appel De Cotonou has ordered that Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, should be be transferred to another detention facility. This is following his lawyers complaints that his fundamental human rights were being abused.
Ibrahim Salami, one of the lawyers of Sunday Igboho based in Cotonou, the leg chain and hand-cuffs used to restrain him have been removed because the activist needed support to eat and use the toilet
Before the new order, Igboho was detained at Brigade Criminelle facility. He was returned to the cell after a 13-hour hearing, which ended around 11:20 pm on Monday.
NewsWireNGR gathered that Igboho’s case was heard behind closed doors as the court limited attendance to lawyers, Igboho’s wife, Ropo, and a few others.
Journalists and Igboho’s supporters who thronged the court in their large numbers were denied access.
Recall that the Yoruba activist and his wife were arrested on Monday, July 19, 2021, by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin on their way to Germany
When they were arraigned last Thursday, the Beninese court adjourned the case till Monday (today) after Igboho’s five lawyers failed to convince the prosecutor that he had no case to answer.
The Beninese authorities released Ropo – the agitator’s wife, while the 48-year-old activist was returned to police custody.