Sunday Igboho Transferred To New Detention Facility In Benin Republic Pending Further Investigation


Cour D’Appel De Cotonou has ordered that Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, should be be transferred to another detention facility.

This is after the activist’s lawyers complained that his fundamental human rights were being tampered with.

According to Ibrahim Salami, one of the Cotonou, Benin Republic-based lawyers of Sunday Igboho, the activist needed support to eat and use the toilet.

Before the new order, Igboho was detained at Brigade Criminelle facility.

The activist has now been moved to Cotonou Civil Prison detention facility, according to reports.

Also, the Cour De’Appel De Cotonou has returned Igboho to police custody pending further investigation.

The activist was returned to cell after a 13-hour hearing, which ended around 11:20 pm on Monday.

The 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 the large numbers were denied access.

Details of the judgment are sketchy as of the time of filing this report.


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