Beninese Authorities Chained Sunday Igboho in Cell Force Him to Cry Like a Baby - Lawyer Reveals



Counsel to Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho that was recently arrested in Cotonou has reveal how his client was chained in a cell forced to cry like a baby.

Chief Yomi Alliyu SAN, who is the counsel to Igboho, on Tuesday said that his client was chained inside the cell, tortured on the hand and forced to cry like a baby.

"He wept when they spoke on the telephone on Tuesday", the lawyer confirmed.

He said Igboho’s wife, Ropo, a German citizen, who was arrested together with the activist, was also kept in a separate cell by the police in the neighbouring country.

Punch report that the Lawyer said,

“They chained him in the cell where they put him in Cotonou. There was a fracas at the airport yesterday when he was arrested. They hit him in the hand and that same hand was handcuffed, he is in pains and he was weeping like a child when I called, I heard him.

“The wife too was put in a separate cell but they didn’t chain the wife. He was crying, the wife was crying too cease he was writhing in pains seriously. We only pray they don’t pay anybody to kill him. You don’t out somebody in cell and still chain the person.

“You know he sustained injury and they didn’t take him to hospital for treatment. We heard that he is appearing in court tomorrow but I don’t know whether that will carry it out.”

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