Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been reportedly diagnosed with possible kidney or lungs illness.
One of his lawyers, Chief Yomi Alliyu, disclosed this in an interview with BBC Yoruba, noting that the Yoruba activist developed the illness in Benin Republic prison.
According to Alliyu, the agitator is critically ill and rushed to hospital for treatment.
Igboho is currently in a detention facility in Benin Republic, following his arrest while trying to board a flight to Germany.
Alliyu stressed that Igboho needs urgent medical attention, saying: “Igboho was not diagnosed with this sickness before he was arrested in Cotonou. It was so critical that they had to rush him to the hospital.
“I can’t tell if he has been returned to the prison from the hospital but what I know is, he’s battling ill health and it seems his kidney and lungs are already being affected.
“Even though I cannot tell which part of his body the sickness has really affected, I know it has to do with his internal organs.”
The lawyer said the ailment started after Igboho sustained injury while trying to escape from DSS operatives that invaded his Ibadan residence on July 1.
Alliyu maintained that the activist must be flown abroad for adequate medical attention.
But Igboho’s lawyer in Cotonou, Benin Republic, Ibrahim Salami, denied Alliyu’s claim.
He said the Yoruba activist is not suffering from any ailment or hospitalised.
“Sunday Igboho is not suffering from any ailment, but he is nurturing some injuries he sustained when DSS operatives invaded his residence on July 1, 2021.
“Since then, he has not been adequately taken care of, and his health is deteriorating. That is the reason he is asking to be flown abroad.”